This unique batik painting on cotton is hand drawn using the ‘canting’ and ‘tulis’ methods and painted by Alim. Each painting is personally signed by the artist. Like gliding through a mystical journey under the ocean, Alim entices his viewers with yet another elusive abstract painting on silk. ‘The mask’ was Alim’s interpretation through his artwork that hide thousand stories.
Native masks speak together when deliberating a decision. It is good to come together in decision making, planning, etc. As the painting suggests, we are of different shades of colour, but we are all one. Painting with a palette of bright colours, the artisan creates this handmade batik painting magnificently.
By adopting the Batik Tulis technique, Alim translated his artistic interpretations using a canting, a traditional tool with a small spout filled with hot wax that functions like a pen to resist dyes. All Batik paintings go through wax-dye-boil method, making each art a worthy treasure.
“We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shade our eyes, This debt we pay to human guile, With torn and bleeding heart we smile.”
*The frame is not included and it is used for illustration purposes only.
Style: Traditional, Life
Material = Cotton
Width x Height = 45cm x 150cm
Weight (Grams) = 50