What can Malaysian art be? Exhibition lets you enter visionary artist Ismail Zain’s mind

What can Malaysian art be? Exhibition lets you enter visionary artist Ismail Zain’s mind

The Star Online - Lifestyle·2019-10-23 14:00

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The 1980s are back at the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur. A series of computer generated prints featuring Bruce Springsteen, the cast of TV soap Dallas, Linda Evans, Liza Minnelli, a Lamborghini Countach (a hint of Miami Vice?) and Malay pop star Sahara Yaacob have become conversational topics once again among art enthusiasts as they try to understand the playful yet incisive mind of the late Ismail Zain (1930-1991), who created all these works on his Macintosh computer in the late 1980s.

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