Art Visual

Hyrul Anuar Takes Peribahasa To A Whole New Level

AFTER scouring the internet for a peribahasa to help memuji hasil kerja orang lain, it slowly dawned on us that there was none. We wish it existed though, because what better way to compliment the works of visual artist Hyrul Anuar?

His stunning visual translations of Malay proverbs have received attention from international portals such as the BBC and Thought Catalog. These drawings were made on his Samsung Galaxy Note 3 — we’re green with envy for his sick skills.

For me personally, these drawings of Malay proverbs and their deep values represent a period of distress while I was homesick in Italy, unable at first to blend into the culture and lifestyle of the locals.

This series was inspired by a time of darkness; with traditional art expressed through technology, I was able to overcome such adversity.

— Hyrul Anuar

The National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (ASWARA) graduate in film and video has gone far with his graphic design skill, having worked for Leo Burnett in 2012 before receiving a work scholarship from United Colors of Benetton communication research centre Fabrica in 2014.

Last August, he also held a talk and workshop titled The Visual Series of Malay Proverbs in Yasmin At Kong Heng, Ipoh.

Now, we’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.


Tikam belakang
Tikam belakang
Seperti katak hendak jadi lembu
Seperti katak hendak jadi lembu
Sambil menyelam, minum air
Sambil menyelam, minum air
Monyet mendapat bunga
Monyet mendapat bunga
Mengikat perut
Mengikat perut
Mendukung biawak yang hidup
Mendukung biawak yang hidup
Meludah ke langit, akhirnya muka sendiri juga yang basah
Meludah ke langit, akhirnya muka sendiri juga yang basah
Laut dalam dapat diduga, hati manusia siapa yang tahu
Laut dalam dapat diduga, hati manusia siapa yang tahu
Keluar mulut harimau, masuk mulut buaya
Keluar mulut harimau, masuk mulut buaya
Kalau takut dilambung ombak, jangan berumah di tepi pantai
Kalau takut dilambung ombak, jangan berumah di tepi pantai
Berkayuh sampan bocor
Berkayuh sampan bocor
Bercintakan geliga di mulut naga
Bercintakan geliga di mulut naga
Belum tumbuh gigi sudah pandai menggigit
Belum tumbuh gigi sudah pandai menggigit

Stalk Hyrul Anuar on his website, Tumblr, Instagram and Vimeo. You won’t regret it.

P/S: If you know the peribahasa we were trying to find, please tweet it to us!

 

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