Living Life As Art

By Ooi Kok Chuen

September 2011 PENANG PALETTE
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This is an obituary to Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal – a man who was an inspiration to all who knew him. He was indeed best described as “artist”, and in the broadest sense of the word.SO OBVIOUS, yet so odd.Syed Ahmad Jamal: ARTIST – that was the title of his last major exhibition, held from October 2009 until January 2010.Maybe it could not be called a Retrospective as the National Art Gallery (NAG) had already honoured him with one in...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.