Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
reflected in our social status- one holds in society based on prestige.
-such as occupation, wealth, education, family background.
-stratified societies---hierarchical social structure
-divided into social classes - 1) rigid social class system - no social mobility-thus no opportunity to change the status, 2)social mobility- change through marriage, education, talent,skill,intelligence and hard work.(globalization-increased opportunity)
- more power -higher status- ability to influence
- concepts of social status- honour, prestige, religion
- social class-economic-income, education, occupational prestige.
- party class- political affiliation.
further reading include -
- historical overview-Indian caste system
- hunter - gatherer - Khoisan society
- some indigenous Australian
- Medici family, governed Florence , and much of Italy- oligarchy
- Brunei- Sultan and head of government
- The British Royal family
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Introduction of his up-coming new series -“Birth of Komuniti (community) - Playground in my mind”
“This is exactly what I always wanted to be…
My influence, my inspirations, my honesty are poured into this series.” explained Chee about his new work excitedly.
”This work is about a co-exist of real and fictitious, imitating the present society.” Chee disclosed.
“…. we have become a country of people afraid to have ideas, afraid to explore possibilities, afraid to look beyond the obvious, afraid to offend, afraid to have friends of all races, in summary….afraid to live “. (Reference from Malaysia kini.com/Hazlina/Nov28,08/4:10pm)
Where one has been living far too long in a frustrated world, and struggling with his minority ethnic descendant identity. His world faded, with an end to happy times, a world that finally lets him down, and a want to leave this world far behind. Hoping to find a remedy to ease, he found “Playground in my mind”. In this new world he also discover that he is now in total control, building and ruling his own empire, governing his own affairs, directing his own corporation and organization, giving orderliness and starting to enjoy his new found supremacy. He now has a new position and status, established a strong foothold in his own nation, and his advance is inexorable. With that omnipotent power, he goes beyond, looking into space and conquer the universe by being even bolder to rename the planets at his preference. He is building an imaginary new community in a real world. Like an eye of surveillance on a surreal community built upon, rather than an imagination of a 3D-virtual reality in a cyber world, as if, manifested into a playground in his mind. It is an escape of mental from this dreadful living in totalitarian governance.
“Partnership” and “Silent Partner” are part of this big volume of work in progress, it is a dramatic and bizarre idea, though over explored but Chee likes the challenge and hopes to give it a twist, and at the same time, put a fresh perspective angle towards the whole issue. A large body of works has been devoted to this subject. Incorporating many “muka”(faces), public and non-public figures corporate leaders, suspected criminals, on-line community, cabinet in the ministry department and common folks, as a whole, all his countryman.
This episode is as though time has fast forward. Where the whole tensioned issue has passed or appeared like a bad dream. Now this story is told like a folklore. It begins with ... Once upon the time... and ends with.. .and they live happily ever after.
The approach to it signals that the atmosphere of people are cautious and afraid, thus many issues are best to be addressed discreetly.
Most of the works will carry this:
Disclaimer: All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Type of Media – collage, paintings and drawings
Expected Date of Completion – June 2009
Total of Units – subject to confirm
Selling Price – RM 4,000(min)- RM 160,000(max)
The information contained here in is subject to change without notification as may be required by the artist and cannot form apart of an offer or contract. Whilst every care has been taken in providing this information, the collectors, artist, curator and dealer cannot be held liable for variations. All illustration and picture are artist conceptual idea and subject to variations, modifications and substitutions as may be recommended by the artist and/or relevant approving authorities.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this painting are the responsibility of the artist and do not necessarily reflect those of “ Birth of Komuniti (community)- Playground in my mind ” series. The contents of the article are of sole responsibility of the artist(s). This series will not liable for any incorrect graphic or statements contained in this work.
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- Komuniti @ okayland
- Komuniti Korporat
- Komunioti On-line
- "Komuniti" of Excellent
- Kebinet Bayang
- Rogue Gallery
- Ketuanan di Langit
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