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