renovation/upgrading works on the main workshop

we decided to build a proper storage space that is as big as a standard shoplot. work began early december 2008 and by end of march it should be done. here are some images, with photography by artist friend, Hamir Soib of Gudang...

april 2009 progress
detail of screen window sculpture


interior with sculptural screen, using leftover pieces


march 2009 progress














february 2009 progress



view from rear





view from Jalan Kuang main road, with Keluli Kafe

new storage space under construction, with Wak, chilling...



walls are up

structural columns

january 2009 progress

inspection... lulus dengan cemerlang!


Cat preparing stretched canvas

view from the far rear, garden, kebun keladi.


working space, currently doing a major piece for rimbun dahan (rimbundahan.org)



















yusof ghani biring sculptures installed!




here are some images of the final product on site in his TAPAK studio/gallery in shah alam..





preparation for TWIST solo exhibition & yusof ghani's attempt in making a biring sculpture




work in progress for TWIST solo exhibition


linear twist wall series - work in progress
rusting prior to fixing the steel frame, glass and plywood backing. it was left outdoor for a few days. some were under trees, some were partially exposed, some were fully exposed - all resulted in different stages of rusting










photography in a make shift studio at the workshop area, with white paper as background







installation at weiling-gallery





artuditu maintaining order over the human workers




working on the rusting process

waiting for the rust to happen


masterwelder azzham working on the finishing touches after i've arranged the fins - very spontaneous, unlike my previous works

Mastercraftsman Pok Oi, making the plinth for the 50kg twist sculptures












malaysian artist yusof ghani dropping by to work on his biring sculptures, bringing the 2D into the 3D world




















overview of the workshop kkkkkk, kumpulan kimpalan keluli karat kontemporari kuang in june 2008









keluli kafe - open on weekdays, serving the infamous kopi keluli, where we actually scrape off ash from the bottom of the wok, and add this to the coffee mix for that extra ironman kick, if you get what i mean!! :รพ



background

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Multhalib can be regarded as one of Malaysia's young leading contemporary sculptors. He has become known for his 'fluid metal sculptures' which seem to have been effortlessly carved out of metal. The contradiction of transforming a hard material into a supple, pliable form, demonstrates his interest in the manipulation of the medium. This in part stems from his educational background in architecture. He pursued his Bachelor's Degree in Design Studies from the University of Adelaide in Australia, thereafter obtaining his Bachelor of Architecture from MARA University of Technology in 2000. He has been granted numerous international awards and residencies in recognition of his works. In 2001 he was selected for the Rimbun Dahan Residency in Malaysia, and the following year was presented with the Award of Excellence at the 6th Oita Asian Sculpture Open Competition in Japan. He was the recipient of the Australian High Commission Residency in 2004, and was commissioned through an international competition to create a major outdoor sculpture for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China. In 2009 his work was selected for the Ordos 11th Asia Arts Festival, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, and another sculpture for the Urumqi International Urban Sculpture Symposium held in Xinjiang, China.