Khalsom is an international artist of British and Malaysian descent, based in Singapore for over 10 years. An Interior Architecture graduate (2006) Khalsom has a background in design but has been painting all her life, and in recent years has been firmly focused on her dynamic art. Inspired by the concept of ‘Life, Love, Change’ Khalsom’s work is all about beautiful fluidity and stunning colour. Her work captures moments in life that stand out, never to be forgotten. She uses bold brushstrokes, soft merging colours and butterflies to make her pieces come to life. The butterfly, the universal symbol of metamorphosis, grace and beauty, emerge in abundance over scenes simultaneously chaotic and calm, a representation of her ideals.
My art is all about texture, colour and layering. It’s a visual representation of who we are as people – complex and ever-changing yet intricately linked and interconnected. My artwork focuses on the nuances of human nature and our innermost feelings and experiences. Through my vibrant colour palette and range of textural elements, create an emotive and dynamic visual journey that captures the essence of our humanity. I explore the beauty in the imperfections and complexities of life, creating layered and unique pieces full of depth and meaning. The colours and textures come together to form something greater and more beautiful than their individual components. Each layer builds upon one another to create the desired effect, hinting at the intricate layers within us all.
EXHIBITIONS ARTitude Galeria | 10th – 30th June 2023 (upcoming)
Affordable Art Fair Shanghai | 8th – 11st June 2023 (upcoming)
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong | 18th – 21st May 2023 (upcoming)
All About Art Gallery | 28th April 2023
Spotts Art Gallery | 1st – 20th December 2022
Affordable Art Fair Singapore | 18th – 20th November 2022
All About Art Gallery | 30th Sept – 2nd October 2022
Art Expo Malaysia | 9th – 10th April 2022
Selegie Art Centre | 23rd – 27th March 2022
On Art Taipei | 14th – 16th Jan 2022
ART Taipei | 22nd – 25th October 2021
Gardens By The Bay | August – October 2021
Alliance Francaise | 8th May – 19th June 2021
ARTitude Galeria | 22nd – 30th Jan 2021
Affordable Art Fair Singapore | 2017 Asian Art Platform | 2017
Elma is born 1994 in Bontang, Indonesia. She graduated with a Bachelor degree of Interior Design from Trisakti University. She is an emerging artist focused on painting and collage using manual tools and traditional methods. She uses colours, blending her love for street art mural with her intricate clay moulding techniques to create her mixed media works on canvas. She is an award winner at the prestigious UOB Painting of the Year in 2021. She is also a avid fan of creating large wall murals, both in commercial and residential designs, working with brand and personal commissions on creative collaborations.
Through flowers, I tried to portray my full self and where I am now.
Corolla is my latest series. It describes every major event of my life, the process of growth and how I deal with every scar that I cannot share with others. Corolla in Latin is “Flower Petals”, which means it covers and protects the inner organs. It has scars within every process of growth and more than just a visual beauty, flower petals represents the pain of growing and living in the present blissfully. These are the first three pieces of the series. Through spontaneous gestures, vibrant colours and texture, the flower is indeed the signs of growth and my journey thus far.
“RekamMasa” Museum Nasional | Oct to Nov 2022
“Awarding Satu Indonesia Award” Menara Astra | Oct 2022
Art Moments Jakarta 4 Online | Nov 2022 to Jan 2023 2
Madison Collective 6 | Oct to Dec 2022
“Interval” Solo Exhibition | Aug to Oct 2022
Art Moments Jakarta 4 Online | Jun to Aug 2022
Medium X Urban Arts & Zine Exhibition | Jul 2022
Out of the Book Drawing | May to Jun 2022
Sirkel Imaji Pameran Gambar | May 2022 2
Madison Berkumpul | Apr to May 2022
Epifora Art Exhibition | Jan 2022
Sebuah Ruang Untuk Mengenang | Jun 2022
DAS Show Mbloc Space | Apr to May 2022
Rupa Rupa Molekul at 2 Madison Gallery | Dec 2021