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Latif Maulan - An artist on a voyage of self discovery By Gerry Long

Latif Maulan - An artist on a voyage of self discovery 
By Gerry Long


Born in 1974 in the state of Pahang, Malaysia, in the quiet village of Lebu, Latif's early childhood was spent with his family in their bamboo house near a small river. Those early years invoked in him a great love of nature, particularly the Jungle and river where he spent so many happy hours with his family and friends.
It was with the help of two of his sisters that he initially commenced to draw, and not surprisingly his  first drawings reflected his love of the landscape that surrounded him.
He started Primary school in 1981 studying at Skolah Menengah Kebangsaan, Lebu and then continued his education at Skolah Menengah Kebangsaan, Bentong.  Although initially in the Science stream, his keen interest in art soon prompted him to transfer to the Art stream.
He finished high school in 1991, but due to financial constraints, had to forgo further studies at university level. Then followed a somewhat chaotic period…

UNDANG UNDANG KITA



Kalian senang meletakkan perundangan,
namun lebih senang lagi melakukan perlanggaran,

Bagaikan kanak-kanak yang asyik bermain di tepi pantai,
yang penuh kesungguhan menyusun pasir jadi menara,
kemudian menghancurkannya sendiri,
sambil gelak tertawa ria.

Tapi,
selama kau sedang sibuk menyusun menara pasirmu,
sang laut menghantarkan lebih banyak lagi pasir ke tepi,

Dan pada ketika kau menghancurkan menara buatanmu,
sang laut pun turut tertawa bersamamu.

Sesungguhnya,
samudera sentiasa ikut tertawa,
bersama mereka yang tanpa dosa.

Tapi bagaimanakah mereka,
yang menganggap kehidupan bukan sebagai samudera,
dan melihat undang-undang buatannya sendiri,
bukan ibarat menara pasir?

Merekalah yang memandang kehidupan,
laksana sebungkal batu karang,
dan undang-undang menjadi pahatnya,
untuk memberinya bentuk ukiran,
menurut selera manusia,
sesuai hasrat kemahuan.

Medium: Oil On Canvas
Size: 48 Inch x 48 Inch
Year: 2009© All Right Reserved

Photography Courtesy by Amran

latifmaulan at yahoo dot com
latifmaulan at gmail dot com


Comments

  1. Tunduk berserah kepada Tuhan
    Pinta keampunan doa dilamar
    Bangsa dimamah ditelan zaman
    Arus kemodenan berikan penawar.

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  2. wallah weyh bro latif...
    smart arr

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  3. GILE KENTANG LA ABG LAT..........................................UUUUUUHHUUHUU...SALUUUTEE!!

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  4. cantiq2 :)
    saye nk try buat untuk ujian seni nnti ! :D

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  5. cantiq2 :D
    nnti saye nk tiru untuk exam seni !
    hrp2 sye lulus !
    'doakan saye' !
    Thank You !

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