Beauty in the Beast – a series of wild ferocious species are given new identities, shedding the general preconceived notion of a beast. Short of a princely man making an appearance in the series, the works do carry the theme to its very true sense.
Haris Rashid highlights pure beauty he sees in the wild subjects of his works. Where most people see primarily danger, he sees an innate beauty within the ferocious, which he considers the essence of nature. And in this, he hopes to ignite the desire in us to view conservation of nature, particularly wildlife, with more seriousness. It would be a tragedy if these beasts, ferocious as they may be, one day become extinct, thus depriving future generations the opportunity to marvel at their beauty, except through human depictions.
Haris Rashid studied Illustration and obtainedhis Diploma from The One Academy. He has most recently in 2014 participated in group exhibitions with Pesta Rabak (White Box@MAP) , Rantai Art Exhibition (Red Bungalow), and untamed Bloom (New Straits Times lobby). Hsi works have also been featured in the Fireflyz in-flight Magazine, Hypp TV’s Art Gallery Segment, and the I.M. Magazine issue #50.
Catch the exhibition at Artemis Art, Publika this coming week!
Exhibition Date: March 23 to April 12, 2015
Official Opening: 8pm, Friday, March 27, 2015
Venue: Artemis Art
Lot 21 & 22, Level G4 Publika@Dutamas
Block C5 Solaris Dutamas,
No. 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur