In Between Leave is a joint-exhibition of recent works by Anahita Ghazanfari and Haris Rashid.
When contemplating the role of nature in art, Greek philosopher Aristotle's quote comes to mind. One that succinctly describes the relationship: art takes nature as its model.
Artists throughout history have been inspired by what they observe in nature, not least the richness of colors, hues and textures, and natural geometric patterns, all of which have become the basis for artistic creation.
In this exhibition, nature is featured in the bodies of work.
Originally from Iran, Anahita Ghazanfari draws on the cultural heritage "weave art" which in turn is inspired by nature, "to create snapshots of memories immortalised in the semi-abstract patterns of her work".
Haris Rashid’s body of work delves into various aspects of the close relationship between man and nature.
Based on the premise that all of life is interconnected, and there is an underlying unity of everything in nature.
Both artists have exhibited together in other group shows. And, In Between Leaves, marks the first time they are showing works featuring their common love for nature.
The subject is explored in a more focused manner and through their own perspective and approach.
The show will be opened on Oct 14 at 3pm by Datuk Salmah Abu Mansor, academic advisor of Malvern International Academy.