Author: Sukhbir Cheema

Ivan Alexander, an artist, a performer and an arts teacher

All artworks credit Ivan Alexander Francis Gabriel One day, when Ivan Alexander Francis Gabriel was five-years-old, his parents brought him to an art shop. “It was at Georgetown, Penang,” Ivan says through an email interview. “I was like a kid who walked into a candy store for the first time. It was beyond incredible and I was out of words.” The 26-year-old who saw his artwork of the black rhino – an endangered species – voted as Eksentrika’s Art of the Year 2017 adds that his parents observed in amusement that that was the first time the little chatterbox was...

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Get to know the 7 Chakras through these intricate mandalas!

All mandalas in this piece are courtesy of Charissa Adeline aka Io When Charissa Adeline Pereira had a tattoo of her chakra done in 2013, little did she know that five-years-later she would embark on an esoteric cum artistic journey creating seven beautiful mandalas based on the primary chakras. Relax, by the time you finish reading this post, you’ll be acquainted with all seven! First introduced in ancient Vedic scriptures, chakras have now become a household name among meditation and Yoga practitioners when it comes to describing the manner in which the energy of life affects our physical body....

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“Destiny is bullshit,” Marco Ferrarese sheds some insight on his travels

All images in this feature are courtesy of Marco Ferrarese himself This feature and book review is long over due – or as Marco Ferrarese puts it eloquently “Almost as long as it took Chthulu to rise up from the outer space”. The freelance travel writer based in Asia for more than 11-years had released his latest book, “The Travels of Marco Yolo: Blazing Trails where Marco Polo Feared to Go” and asked me in August last year to write a review on it. He was kind enough to provide us a free copy which I took close to...

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Oi apa nih! Malaysian artist’s comic gets plagiarised by Domino’s Pizza!

All cartoons in this article is by Weinye Chen aka It’s Weinye Fresh from last month’s Visit Malaysia 2018’s logo debacle, it appears another attack on the craft of Malaysian artists has reared its head again. Just yesterday, California based Malaysian artist, Weinye Chen was alerted by her Chilean follower that a comic she had drawn in September 2017 was plagiarised and posted on the official Chilean Domino’s Pizza Facebook page. “During this time (September 2017), a popular meme was circulating on the internet. It was the Distracted Boyfriend meme. I thought it was rather funny and was inspired...

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Fa Abdul is set to take pillow talks to a whole new level!

All images credit Big Nose Production You might know her as the bad ass, no holds barred, no nonsense, not mincing her word societal critic. She’s a social media activist who regularly has her opinions and thoughts published on Malaysiakini and The Malaysian Insight. You might have come across her name; Fa Abdul. Does the name ring a bell? Did you know that Fa Abdul has also been actively involved in directing thought provoking, in your face comedic plays for the past four years through Big Nose Production, her theatre company? Starting off with Tales from the Bedroom in...

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august, 2018

12jul - 12augjul 128:30 pmaug 12COMPANY

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11aug8:30 pm- 10:00 pmintim sessions #9

18aug - 19aug 1811:00 amaug 19Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival (YSDAF) 2018

18aug - 19aug 1811:00 amaug 19Life Sdn Bhd: Issues (YSD Arts Festival)

24aug - 28aug 248:30 pmaug 28Adam! The Musical

25aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmROJAK – Celebrating Diversity