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    SYNOPSIS OF THE SERIES Can one make peace with the greatest enemy hiding within one's own mind and feeling? In a politically saturated discourse… Read More
    SYNOPSIS OF THE SERIES Can one make peace with the greatest enemy hiding within one's own mind and feeling? In a politically saturated discourse of identity, ethnicity, culture and heritage, the word hero is discoursed through many forms of signifying process across various dimensions. A hero for one can be taken as an enemy for another. A heroic act for one can be read as a threat to another. In a world cluttered by semiotic contestation, even what is customarily taken as an attire and instrument of a heroic act can be read as a sign of parochialism, ethnocentricism and social threat. Who is the real hero or heroin? As I passed through many abandoned walls, front facades and textured surfaces in George Town for the past nine years, some of which almost everyday, they began to perform as the inter-textual canvas of these many notions of a hero or even warrior. They began to become the silent witness of my mental probing and emotional journey. On them (or in them), I virtually etched, embeded and enthombed fragments of my mental reflections, my fluctuating sentiments, lingering memories and longing. Notwithstanding the overarching UNESCO master narrative and the popular discourse on history and heritage in Penang, these walls have performed as a repository of my own 'memory, history and heritage'. Several walls in George Town have been rejuvenated and incorporated into the cultural economy of heritage tourism, made popular through a combination of street art, merchandizing , corporate sponsorship, state support and viral media. Some other walls may be 'restored, preserved and conserved' under the increasing heritage and cultural awareness. Few will be 'deconstructed', re-branded to be the facades for hip commercial premises. The walls have become a site of ideological contestation, power dynamics and cultural representation (or mis-representation and under-representation). All are wonderful reminders of how richly layered and textured life is, how fragile, impermanent and transient events, feelings and ideas are, including those taken as heroic act, hero, heroin and warrior. My new series performs as a form of virtual walls, extending the discourse on our cultural legacies and heritage of heroes and warriors into the digital and online domain. In this domain, such discourse is openly contested and always in the state of 'becoming', if not 'permanent deconstruction'. They are also reminders of how easy one can be veiled by own's own interpretation of a hero or warrior, as well as our memory, history and heritage. Such veils may deny one from seeing and discovering the true warrior within. Read Less
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Ghetto hero 2, 2013
Digital art, online/virtual street art, participative online art.
Also presented in a form of heat transfer on canvas, silk and mug, artist's book,  t.shirt, sketchbook, city guided tour map.  
Rock on hero, 2013.
Parking hero, 2013
Digital art, online/virtual street art, participative online art.
Also presented in a form of heat transfer on canvas, silk and mug, artist's book,  t.shirt, sketchbook, city guided tour map.  
Moral hero, 2013.
Closed-shop hero, 2013.
Boutique hero 2, 2013
Digital art, online/virtual street art, participative online art.
Also presented in a form of heat transfer on canvas, silk and mug, artist's book,  t.shirt, sketchbook, city guided tour map.  
Back door hero 2, 2013
Digital art, online/virtual street art, participative online art.
Also presented in a form of heat transfer on canvas, silk and mug, artist's book,  t.shirt, sketchbook, city guided tour map.  
Financial hero, 2013
Digital art, online/virtual street art, participative online art.
Also presented in a form of heat transfer on canvas, silk and mug, artist's book,  t.shirt, sketchbook, city guided tour map.  
Corporate hero, 2013. 
Ghetto hero, 2013.
Lifestyle hero, 2013.
Hero guarding a window, 2013.
Exclamation hero, 2013.
Hero on a door, 2013.
Exit hero, 2013.
Stone-head hero, 2013. 
Kampung-yearning hero, 2013. 
Cleansed Hero, 2013
Flushed Hero, 2013
Drifted Hero (After Hanyut), 2013
Splashing Hero, 2013
Splashing Hero 2, 2013
Splashing Hero 3, 2013
Recycled Hero, 2013
Ying and Yang Hero, 2013
Last Standing Hero At The Fort, 2013
Rising and Falling Hero, 2013
Dawn of a New Hero, 2013
Dead End Hero, 2013
 
Dislocated Hero, 2013
Hero Balik Kampung, 2013
Hero Waiting For A Lucky Heroin, 2013
Iron Fist Hero, 2013
Kampung Hero, 2013
Kampung Searching Hero, 2013
Poetic Hero, 2013
School Heroes, 2013
School Heroes 2, 2013
 
Stepping Stone Hero, 2013
Tempted Hero, 2013
Walking Into The Sunset Hero, 2013
Working Class Hero, 2013
Cleansed and Meditating Hero, 2013
Cleansed and Rootewd Hero, 2013
Cleansed Hero 2, 2013
Cleansed Hero 3, 2013
Cleansed Hero 4, 2013
Cleansed Hero 5, 2013
Closed-shop Hero 2, 2013
Emerging Hero, 2013
Hero Crossing Water, 2013
Perak Hero on Penang Wall, 2013
Submerging Hero, 2013
Lone Splashed Hero, 2013