Awangko Hamdan (Malaysia)

Awangko Hamdan (Malaysia)

Awangko Hamdan (Malaysia)

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Berlatar belakang seniman keramik sekaligus pengajar dan peneliti di Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Awangko Hamdan tampil sebagai perwujudan jelajah keramik yang mengutamakan eksplorasi bentuk dalam khazanah teknik-teknik konservatif. Bagian besar olah karya Hamdan dihasilkan dari pembakaran suhu menengah, dengan karakter kilap metalik redup menggemakan bentuk-bentuk abstrak ke dalam dinamisme organik yang khas. Sebagai peneliti, Awangko Hamdan juga secara khusus mengembangkan kepakaran atas bidang disiplin kria atau crafts. Karya-karyanya telah ditampilkan dalam berbagai pameran mancanegara, selain juga cukup sering dipamerkan di negara basisnya, Malaysia, sebagai bagian dari kelompok kawakan yang wajib tampil bila menyangkut keramikus dan seni keramik Malaysia.

Awangko Hamdan menjalankan program residensinya di Achadiat Joedawinata Studio, Bandung, pada Agustus-September 2016. Bekerja di lingkungan yang berjarak dari kehidupan urban membuat Awangko Hamdan merenungi kembali perihal kehidupan domestik jangka sekitarnya. Hilang dari keseharian kecil keluarga, dalam kebiasaannya menceritakan ulang benda-benda sehari-hari, ia mengetengahkan objek kancing sebagai kaitan ingatan dan ritus rumah dan keluarga. Dalam perbesaran, perubahbentukan, dan pencorakan ekspresif, ia menjelajah lewat puluhan bentuk kancing dalam memecah- mecah kelindan narasi kecil.

Having a background as a ceramic artist and lecturer-researcher in Universitas Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Awangko Hamdan emerges as an embodiment on ways of exploring ceramics through formal and conservative technical horizon. Most of his works are produced through mid-firing process, with a dimmed metallic character resonating his abstract forms to a particular, personal, organic dynamics. As a researcher, Hamdan also specialise on the crafts. His works has been featured in an array of international exhibitions, while also consistently being included in exhibitions in his home country, Malaysia, as part of a mandatory group of artist widely regarded as representatives of Malaysian ceramics.

Awangko Hamdan did his JCCB4 Residency program in Achadiat Joedawinata Studio, Bandung, August- September 2016. Working in an environment away from urban life, Awangko Hamdan came to contemplate on the small-radius domestic life which normally surrounds her. Away also from small family habits, by his way of retelling through mundane objects he tries to portray the story and experience in the object of buttons. In manipulating the shape and form, he explored the object and the embedded distance of memory, in fragmenting micro narratives.

works

  1. Connection, Earthenware, Variable Dimension 2016
  2. In Between Two Domains. Earthenware . Variable Dimension 2016