DANI OMAR – ‘A SINGLE THREAD AFFAIR’

02feb(feb 2)11:00 am16(feb 16)6:00 pmDANI OMAR – ‘A SINGLE THREAD AFFAIR’MALAYSIA
In Dani Omar’s debut, we see songket textiles dominate canvases in a fashion that is both classical and dramatic, and whilst the body of work’s title pays homage to the single thread that brings the songket to life, the works itself weave tales of personal identity, family, and a pursuit of art that stems from childhood.

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Dani Omar – ‘A Single Thread Affair’

TAKSU Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

 2 – 16 February 2023

In Dani Omar’s debut, we see songket textiles dominate canvases in a fashion that is both classical and dramatic, and whilst the body of work’s title pays homage to the single thread that brings the songket to life, the works itself weave tales of personal identity, family, and a pursuit of art that stems from childhood.

‘A Single Thread Affair’ comprises paintings in acrylic and oil, and ‘Prized Possession’ was the first painting to leave Dani’s studio. Still life at face value, the work is a self-portrait at heart and the miscellany of elements within the painting – flowers, paintbrushes, and household tools – point towards Dani’s reflections on his early surroundings, masculine-feminine dichotomies, and self-image.

And there is strong belief within ‘A Single Thread Affair’, as Dani hopes his works stir appreciation and desire to preserve the heritage of our Malaysian culture amidst the constant modernization, and to inspire us to stay connected to our roots. May the works be that thread that binds us all to this goal, and may Dani weave many more tales in his blooming tapestry of art.

Event information and image from TAKSU, February 2023

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Time

2 (Thursday) 11:00 am - 16 (Thursday) 6:00 pm

Location

Malaysia