Figure In A Room

The F Klub was formed in 2007 and is a collective of visual artists linked by a common interest in making figurative arts. ‘F’ is an abbreviation for ‘figure’. Initiated by Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Kow Leong Kiang, Noor Mahnun Mohamed and Shiah Yih Yiing, the purpose is to share knowledge between its members. The initial steps were to organize activities that will increase an understanding, to enhance their artistic skill in human figure, such as regular live drawing sessions. In 2008 artist Chin Kong Yee was invited to join in the fold. 2010 saw Maslin Ramly and Marvin Chan coming on board and the following 2011, Gan Chin Lee and Chong Ai Lei were part of the group. Using figure as a main subject in their visual arts practice, each member has a distinct style in formulating the representation of figure with a varied approach and techniques. Be it realistic, natural or expressive and to narrate stories, metaphors, allegories or just documentations collated from observations and visual studies, creating scenarios in paintings. Currently, all the artists are based in Klang Valley.

The F Klub has been exhibiting annually starting with a show called ‘F1’ at HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur (2009); trailed by ‘Sutra’ at Kamaria, Selangor (2010); ‘Skin’ (2011) and ‘Seated’ (2012) at HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur. ‘Scent of Bali’ at G13 Gallery, Selangor (2013) showcased renderings from drawing sessions that took place in Bali, Indonesia. A trip to Bandung last year also host discussions to go further afield and expand its scope. Future plans will include workshops, collaborative exhibitions regionally and with an outlook to grow, establish and engage F Klub as an entity within the Southeast Asian art landscape in terms of formalising a pool of resource for exchange and dialogue in the flourishing presence of practitioners in figuration.

Arif Fauzan
Simpuh Kebayan | Encaustic on canvas | 177.5 x 177.5cm | 2017

Siund Tan
The Meeting | Oil on canvas | 91.5 x 122cm | 2017 

Fadilah Karim
Evon.T | Oil on linen | 92 x 122cm | 2017 

Gan Tee Sheng
Missing | Oil on canvas | 100 x 175cm | 2017

Yuki Tham
Behind the veil - Contradiction | Oil on Canvas | 100 x 150 cm | 2017

Nik Mohd Shazmie
The Sun Walkers | Acrylic on canvas | 183 x 153cm | 2017

Raimi Sani
Confide On | Oil on canvas | 121 x 152cm | 2017 

Ruzzeki Harris
LALAT | Oil & MTN aerosol spray on canvas | 152.5 x 152.5cm | 2017

Bayu Utomo Radjikin

The Believers | Charcoal & acrylic on used paper | 229 x 96cm | 2017

Hisyamuddin Abdullah
Big Dreamer | Charcoal & acrylic on paper | 77 x 56cm (2 panels) & 23.8 x 16.7cm | 2017

Ahmad Zakii Anwar
Reclining Figure 16 | Charcoal on paper | 148 x 102cm | 2017

Kow Leong Kiang
Glows | Oil on canvas | 90 x 142cm | 2017

Shia Yih Ying
Good afternoon! | 138 X 101cm | Oil on canvas | 2017