If you’re someone that views objects with faults as beautiful, you’ll want to head to Richard Koh Fine Art this month where artist James Seet presents his latest exhibition, Wobbly Sabi. The name of the exhibition, as it suggests, references the style of art Seet has drawn inspiration from here – namely that of wabi-sabi, a Japanese sensibility that holds transience and imperfection at the core.
Seet, a name well known in the advertising industry where he has been a creative force for the last two decades, has become a master of ceramics which followed naturally from his flair for conceptualizing 2D imaginations into 3D presentations. In Wobbly Sabi, he showcases 18 new ceramic pieces that appear rough in their finished state, exuding simplicity and modesty.
“I worked with it up to a point and then, let go, inviting it to shape itself to reveal a far more compelling aesthetic truth than I ever could,” says Seet of the medium in which he crafted each piece. The clay, as it were, was finalised and shaped by the forces of gravity, letting nature have the last say in how it is revealed.
Seet has represented Malaysia in various ceramic festivals, international conferences and exhibitions including the 2nd South East Asia Ceramic Conference, in FLICAM, Fuping, China in 2012. His works are collected by several international collections including the ceramic museums in A’lcora, Spain and Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics Canada.
Catch Wobbly Sabi, his second solo exhibition at Richard Koh Fine Art, from 17 Sept-3 Oct.
Where Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
When 10am-7pm (Tues-Sat)
Tel 03 2095 3300