If you’re a fan of surrealism, you’ll know that different artists have different styles when it comes to their artwork.
One Malaysian designer in particular, Zairul Puad, frequently shares his artwork on social media that involves “photo manipulation”, which results in surreal images that will keep you intrigued.
The KL-dweller attempts to challenge your perception by bringing images that could only exist in one’s imagination, to life. A common theme that you can see in his recent works are the usage of animals and local buildings, which according to him, “possess unique features.” Such an example was reflected in his recent “Koi” Series.
The designer has been engaging in the world of surrealism for approximately 10 years, and he hasn’t stopped since. He stated, “In the art of surrealism, there are no rules or restrictions. So you are free to produce art straight from your imagination.”
It is reported that Zairul took to his social media to share the creations that he created for both hobby and work. Judging by his Instagram, @thezairul, the surreal practitioner has a diverse set of artworks with one similar feature – it looks like it was taken from a dream.
According to a local portal, the designer asserted that he doesn’t intend to portray anything through his creations, however, it is open to be perceived and interpreted by the viewers themselves. Zairul said, “I just want to portray unusual scenes to my viewers. I can’t tell them what to feel because feelings are subjective.”
In 2012, the Malaysian was recognised internationally for his talent upon winning an award from Uniqlo for the “Most Voted” artwork in Tokyo. Currently, Zairul Puad receives a commission from international customers, and the amount he charges depends on the difficulty of his work.
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Source: KL Foodie