Roses of Malaysia : The expanded universe of the Kebaya series - 3D virtual exhibition by The Bauhaus Gallery

Roses of Malaysia : The expanded universe of the Kebaya series

Syed Thajudeen famed for his Kebaya series depicting demure women in Kebaya in various poses and colors, has now expanded the series to include the beautiful Saree and Cheongsam as well.

Syed Thajudeen who grew up in Penang, vividly remembers the colorful traditional costumes adorned by the ladies of yester-years in Penang. Some with flowers in their head and an umbrella in their hand, swaying along Penang Road.

Syed beautifully pictures these Roses of Malaysia in this exhibition featuring a collection of 24 miniature paintings.

Syed Thajudeen spent his formative years as a student in Penang. He pursued his art education at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Madras, India in 1968, graduating with a post diploma in Fine Arts in 1974.

Returning to Malaysia, he joined Institut Teknologi MARA as a lecturer in Fine Arts from 1974 to 1976. In 1977, Syed Thajudeen joined the United Asian Bank as a resident artist.

He is now one of the stalwarts of the Malaysian art scene with 50 years of experience. His mastery in the figurative art is clearly manifested in his miniature artworks to his mural sized masterpieces. Although Syed Thajudeen’s stylization are influenced by the Bauhaus art of Paul Klee and his Indian education background, themes of his work are mostly based on the Malaysian culture and literature which can be seen in his Kebaya series and the epic Malacca Sultanate series.

Syed Thajudeen has exhibited extensively around the world, including the USA, Belgium, UK, and China with 10 solo exhibitions under his belt to date. His works decorate the walls of the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, Singapore Art Museum, Beijing Olympic Museum, Galeri PETRONAS, corporate buildings and many private homes in Malaysia and abroad. In 2015, he was honoured by the Penang State Government by being invited to hold his Retrospective at the Penang State Art Gallery & Museum. He has also served as a member of the Malaysian National Visual Arts Development Board.

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