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Designer,contemporary illustrator, abstract artist
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D.U.R.A is an independent designer, contemporary illustrator and abstract artist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is currently living and creating her art in Curepipe, Mauritius. As a self-taught artist, she begins to experiment drawings, illustration and abstract paintings using water colour, gouache, graphite, a… Read More
D.U.R.A is an independent designer, contemporary illustrator and abstract artist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is currently living and creating her art in Curepipe, Mauritius. As a self-taught artist, she begins to experiment drawings, illustration and abstract paintings using water colour, gouache, graphite, and acrylic as her main medium. Drawing has been her main interest ever since she was a kid. However,something has stopped her from making art.But then she started to paint again when she worked as a Fashion Graphic Designer with the local street wear brand back in 2005. Since then she never turned back, became a full time artist and has been collaborated with local fashion magazine, gadgets skins company and the latest with Sereni & Shentel Artist Series headbands to name a few. Read Less
I consider myself as a multidisciplinary artist. I draw and illustrate female figures combined with nature and intricate patterns and work on abstract paintings which I consider as a therapeutic medium. Seeing the world has been slowly crumbling down, I'd like to believe that life could be more joyous and colourfu… Read More
I consider myself as a multidisciplinary artist. I draw and illustrate female figures combined with nature and intricate patterns and work on abstract paintings which I consider as a therapeutic medium. Seeing the world has been slowly crumbling down, I'd like to believe that life could be more joyous and colourful. I see human body, their expressions, minds and thoughts are a living library filled with lots of stories and those stories are the one that I want to tell. My subject matters always reveal and explore the ying and yang, black and white, love and hatred and they are beauty in them that I embrace in my body of work

When I paint, it's all about being, impulsive, free-form, gestural strokes and organic. The colourful seasons, the light of the day and the moods of the surroundings that flicked my emotions made me want to get my hands dirty with paints, runs the brushes, and gracefully dance the palette knives on the canvas. My paintings and illustrations usually starts with a colour idea, then patterns and then evolve into compositions in which the colours will tell stories.

To me, my art is a journey. It's a way for me to visually explore my life..my emotions, feelings, thoughts, experiences, and ideas. My primary goal is to inspire other people as how others' journeys have inspired me throughout the process of making my art.

I love how the famous quote by Joan Miro sounded, "I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music." And I'd like to do the same.... Read Less
Space Womb Contemporary Art Gallery, New York, US
Pelita Hati, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Rantai Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Anexxe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
INSIGHT@LONDON, Asia Creative Culture Exhibition, Red Gallery,London

Collaborations:

Sereni & Shentel Artist Series Headband, 2012
Hydraskins Artist … Read More
Space Womb Contemporary Art Gallery, New York, US
Pelita Hati, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Rantai Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Anexxe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
INSIGHT@LONDON, Asia Creative Culture Exhibition, Red Gallery,London

Collaborations:

Sereni & Shentel Artist Series Headband, 2012
Hydraskins Artist Series, 2010

Magazines/Press:

Style Magazine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Newtide Magazine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cleo Magazine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lovely Ladies, Le Style Moderne, US
Curvy 6, Australia Read Less
Member Since: Mar 26, 2008