Author: Eksentrika

Kid draws Hindu deities, proves that differences are okay

Feature image credit: Adeline Chua Two-weeks ago, we stumbled across a Facebook post by Adeline Chua, a teacher from Bagan Serai, Perak who showed us how art inspires unity over differences. In the post, Adeline tells how she had spotted a student’s newfound passion for drawing, which went on to spark the curiousity of his fellow classmates. “After he finishes telling me about goddess Kali (and his major break-up, also expressed in drawing), something weird happens. “A Muslim girl calls him over,” Adeline writes in her post. The girl had called him over to see his artworks. The image above was snapped by...

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Celebrate Deepavali by enjoying these artworks created by Malaysians

Deepavali or Diwali is a Hindu festival symbolising the triumph of good over evil. Of light over darkness. Of wisdom over ignorance and in some cases, colors over achromatism. Here are a bunch of talented local artists from Doodle Malaysia who came up with Deepavali artworks of their own to usher in the festival in true Malaysian fashion! Owh! Eksentrika would love to take the opportunity to wish our readers a Happy Deepavali! Think we’ve missed out an artist? Drop us a comment below and we’ll add the artist in! Have a Deepavali inspired artwork to share? Send em over...

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POETRY | By Kevin Lau

Live for Today by artist Keat * For all that is was or will ever be now is all that you will ever see * For ever is in the now and now is in for-ever   Kevin Lau is a pseudo poet who delves into the art of what he calls ‘pseudo poetry’, almost-there-but-not-quite-there-yet poetry. Keat is a digital artist and designer who have been exploring computer graphics since 2005. Keat believes in the positive effects yoga and meditation can have towards oneself. Everything he does, from an idea, to action to creation, is just a reflection of his inner...

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OPINION | Art Battle- Why it is good to splash it all out by Stan C.H. Lee

Stan C.H Lee is a veteran illustrator, who took part in the first Art Battle Malaysia recently. But the experience was not a first for Stan, who has prior been in two art battles in Canada. Despite being known as  “sifu” (master) by many practising artists in the industry, Stan didn’t shy away from measuring up against young cikus. He shares with Eksentrika his personal take on duelling with paintbrushes… Art Battle is over. I got knocked out first round. This is not the first time I lost at Art Battle. The dust has hardly settled when a good friend asked...

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POETRY | Strangers by Aad

Image credit: Sukhbir Cheema Particular strangers, you’re no stranger to me Stranger, strange – you’re what I set out to see I’d beg from a stranger for a fraction of space for me, I am the refugee; I’d take from strangers the talk they would waste on me, short for uncertainty Not any stranger, but the most peculiar The most distant one I see is closest to me So I’ll keep you a stranger Not as a friend Since friends become strangers when our curiousness ends But not you, stranger, not you in particular Even if you’ve gone somewhere...

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