Kuda-Kuda Merdeka Exhibition by Mat Ali Mat Som

Highly acclaimed sculptor Mat Ali Mat Som made his debut as a painter at his showcase, aptly dubbed Kuda-Kuda Merdeka at Artoutlet, Art Row, Publika. Read on to learn more about this exhibition, and how he merged his passion in Silat onto media.

Kuda-Kuda Merdeka ExhibitionKuda-Kuda Merdeka exhibition by famed sculptor Mat Ali Mat Som debuted as a painter at his latest showcase last week at Art Row in Publika where he shared his story on his new journey.

His whole exhibit was a timely one as he revealed that his main subject matter, that is “kuda”, Malay for horses represents resilience and stability. He continued on touching on the current political climate ( post the 14th General Election) outcome, that strongly influenced his masterpieces at the exhibition. However, it is not as literal as that. Mat Ali’s paintings represent the silat movements, which explains the theme “kuda-kuda” that is a form of the Malay traditional martial art, silat.

Kuda-Kuda Merdeka Exhibition
There were elements of patriotism as the some of the paintings (from the total of twelve) were of strokes of the reds, blues, whites to give an ode to our national flag.

If you happened to be in Publika this weekend, do check out Mat Ali Mat Som’s Kuda-Kuda Merdeka is on at Artoutlet, G2-52 Art Row, Publika, Solaris Dutamas in Kuala Lumpur. The exhibition is on till May 31.


Contact information:

Add: Artoutlet, G2-52 Art Row, Publika, Solaris Dutamas in Kuala Lumpur

Hours: 11.30am-8.30pm

Tel: 016-932 2877.



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