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Malaysian Artists Celebrate 125 Years Of History

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Page 1 : Datuk Lat, Cheeming Boey, Yap Hanzhen

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As part of their 125th anniversary celebrations, Shell Malaysia commissioned 8 artists to create murals at selected Shell stations nationwide. Let’s take a look!

 

Datuk Lat

Title : The Royal Belum Rainforest

Address : Shell Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh, Perak

Malaysia is blessed with large expanses of tropical rainforests, such as the Royal Belum State Park which is one of the world’s most biologically diverse regions. Lat’s sketch is a tribute to nature, and a humorous take on visitors to the state park. He hopes to inspire Malaysians to appreciate the natural environment, and to travel locally so that they too can discover the many unique sights and sounds of the country.

 

Title : The Kampung Boy

Address : Shell Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Dreams are powerful – they drive us to imagine the unthinkable and go beyond our normal limits. As a young boy living in the kampung, Lat was guided by his dreams, which included imaginary flights with friends and family in homemade box carts. This mural brings to life one of Lat’s many dreams, a nostalgic memory to illustrate the progressiveness of youth.

 

Cheeming Boey

Title : Early TV

Address : Shell Guchil, Lebuhraya Gua Musang, Kelantan

The wayang kulit (shadow puppet theatre) is one of the world’s great theatrical traditions. The dalang (puppet master) relies on an oil lamp, a cotton screen, and a handful of leather puppets to tell inspiring tales of faraway lands, battles of good against evil, and adventures of daring and triumph.

Preceding television, wayang kulit was an important form of entertainment for the masses, and a platform for sharing key values such as strength, determination, and perseverance. Mesmerised by wayang kulit at the age of seven, Boey’s artwork pays homage to this tradition, and the master storytellers who continue to keep this unique tradition alive in Malaysia.

 

Yap Hanzhen

Title : Endangered Animals

Address : Shell Dungun 2, Dungun, Terengganu

Many species of Malaysian animals such as the Sumatran Rhinoceros, Orang Utan, Malayan Tiger, Leatherback Turtle and the Asian Elephant are at risk of extinction due to reasons such as poaching and habitat loss. Hanzhen created this artwork to highlight the importance of protecting our endangered animals.

With a keen attention to detail, Hanzhen brings these animals to life using minute strokes, capturing the intricacies of the armour-like skin of the rhinoceros, to wrinkles on the elephant’s skin. It is hoped this mural will inspire Malaysians to do more for the environment, including protecting our wildlife for many generations to come.

Next Page > Caryn Koh, Amey Sheikh Ali

 

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Caryn Koh

Title : Care

Address : Shell Jalan Datuk Bandar Tunggal, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Sustainability is the key to our survival on this planet. In this mural, Caryn reminds Malaysians to appreciate the beauty of nature, and safeguard it for future generations. By protecting the Earth and what we have today, we will reap the rewards in the years to come.


 

Amey Sheikh Ali

Title : 125 Years

Address : Shell Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching, Sarawak

125 Years is inspired by the unity and the diversity of Malaysians. Three hands in different skin tones signal the numbers 1, 2, and 5, signifying Shell’s 125th anniversary in Malaysia, while a blend of vivid colours and patterns represent the colourful fabric of Malaysian society. Despite the sharp contrast, the colours harmoniously weave through the artwork, showing that co-existence is possible despite differences.


 

Title : Fuel Your Passion

Address : Shell Miri Bypass Lopeng, Miri, Sarawak

Passion is a drive that motivates us in the pursuit of greatness. In this celebratory piece, Amey Sheikh Ali brings together a variety of colours and graphics to represent the spirit of celebration. The collage aims to show that differences can co-exist harmoniously, while the words “Fuel Your Passion” splashed across the mural aims to remind Malaysians to never stop chasing their dreams.


 

Title : Progress

Address : Shell Donggongan Bypass, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Malaysia has progressed from one success to the next, due to peace, love, and respect amongst its people. Amey Sheikh Ali beautifully illustrates unity and diversity by using a blend of contrasting colours, and two smiling figureheads. A bucket of paint splashes more colours onto the mural, signifying that progress is a continuous process.

Next Page > Nazri Amran (Dmojo), Thomas Powell, Sabek

 

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Nazri Amran (Dmojo)

Title : Unity

Address : Shell Jelutung Expressway, Sungai Petani, Kedah

Malaysia is home to a diverse range of people from different cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds. Despite these differences, Malaysians have co-existed and prospered due to shared interests and common values including unity, respect, and tolerance. This colourful mural aims to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of Malaysian society, and remind Malaysians that their strength lies in unity.


 

Thomas Powell

Title : Visions of Malaysia

Address : Shell Jelutung Expressway, Butterworth, Penang

Malaysia is blessed with many cultures, traditions and ethnicities. In this mural, the artist weaves together a collection of iconic symbols that represent the country and its people. The dynamic montage reflects on Malaysia’s unique heritage, diversity, and burning spirit that drives the nation and its people to continuously progress.

 

Sabek

Title : Waking Up

Address : Shell Temerloh RSA East Bound, East-West Highway, Temerloh, Pahang

The Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris malayensis) is the national animal of Malaysia. It is a symbol of bravery, strength, pride and grandeur for the country. Found mainly in Peninsular Malaysia, it is a central figure in Malaysian culture, appearing on the Malaysian coat of arms, and widely featured in Malaysian folklore.

However, the Malayan tiger is at risk of extinction, with less than 500 animals left in the wild. The artist aims to highlight the plight of this beautiful animal, and the importance of preserving our wildlife for future generations.


 

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