1. ANALYSIS OF MURAL PAINTINGS Ignatius Jee Shao Iang(0320069) Foong Wing Hoe(0320085) Erica Chin(0320460) Yong Man Kit(0319778) Pe Zhi Yong (0319765)
2. Mural Arts in Malaysia
3. The Real Bruce Lee Would Never Do This #Mural Art 1
4. Description It shows two stray cats being kicked by a Kung Fu legend, Bruce Lee. It was not intended for people to emulate, but rather to remind the public to treat the stray cats well. A notice is placed under it stating its title in three languages, Malay, English and Chinese, saying that the real Bruce Lee never did this to cats.
5. Artists Background - By ASA, Artists for Stray Animals Tang Yeok Khang Louise Low Seok Loo Natthaton Muangkliang - Diploma in Interior Design - landscape designer turns full time professional artist - Bach. in Contemporary Art - famous for her bra art - Master in Fine Art - From Thailand
6. Concepts Nonverbal communication - The terrified cat depicts that it is ethically wrong to bully animals. Passive Perception - The meaning behind the art is not intended for people to emulate, but rather to remind the public to treat the stray cats well Mass Communication - A clear message of anti-cruelty animal is being projected at a public space to the people.
7. Concepts Conflict - The contrast between the actual message and the mural art. Space and Proximity - The cats trying to get away from Bruce Lee, showing that they are afraid of him.
8. Feed the Stray #Mural Art 2
9. (15 May, 2014) - Feed the Stray is a mural in George Town, Penang. - It is a mural of a dog with its mouth open to receive meat. - The dog is called Chago, meaning stray in Chinese. - Inspire by a dog that died on the road. Description
10. Artists Background Kenji Chai - Was born and raised in, Sandakan, Sabah and currently lives in Kuala Lumpur. - His works includes the use of cute and vibrant characters with his main medium being graffiti combining elements of pop culture, fictional censorship, and a positive mental attitude, in all he creates layered scenes of mischief.
11. Concepts Selective Attention - The art focuses on the feeding and the expression of the dog Nonverbal communication - encourages people to feed the stray animals. Subjective perception - The colour of the dog(blue) implies depression of the stray dogs but remain loyal to the human that feeds them.
12. Concepts Mass Communication - Clear message of feeding the strays is being projected to the public through mural art. Physical Appearance - Sense of joyfulness is shown on the face of the dog when being feed.
13. Green tea, anyone? #Mural Art 3
14. Description - The mural art is a mixing of painting with actual objects. - A young boy is holding a plant pot, pulls on a string which triggers a flow of leaves into a white cup sitting on a table. "Green tea, anyone?" (June 2012)
15. Artists Background - A.k.a ZACHAS in the art world - 28-year-old - Lithuaninan native who currently based in Georgetown, Penang - Graduated with Honours from Middlesex University in London - Full-time artist, animator, photographer and filmmaker Ernest Zalcharevic
16. Concepts Interpretive perception Zalcharevic is an artist that draws art by using the interpretive perception technique that allows the viewers to interpret the art by themselves. He let the viewers to have a wild imagination with the art. Green tea, anyone? indeed. My interpretation on the art - it takes time to brew some tea. With certain techniques to make a good cup of tea, it took time. - When a person offered you a cup of tea, it could mean that person is being polite and want to make friends. Also, it could mean that that person is appreciated the friendship between you and him/her.
17. Concepts Selective Attention - Light source focusing on the green tea which is poured out of the pot, attracting visitors to have a cup of green tea. Facial Expression - The boy is smiling, showing that he is glad to serve the tea. Non verbal communication - The boy is brewing the tea. When someone serves you tea, he show friendliness in his action
18. Concepts Subjective Perception - Green (colour of the leaves) implies a perception for the drinks in the shop, which is natural and organic. Active Perception - The tea leaves causes viewers to have a perception of green tea being poured out of the pot.
19. Squirrel Twister 2012 #Mural Art 4
20. Description The mural art showed that a squirrel is hoarding the nuts in a safe and hidden place(often bury them). The nuts were stored for later consumption. * This artwork can be found at Block C-G4, Happy Mansion, Section 17, Jalan 17/13, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia * Squirrel Twister 2012
21. Artists Background - A.k.a ZACHAS in the art world - 28-year-old - Lithuaninan native who currently based in Georgetown, Penang - Graduated with Honours from Middlesex University in London - Full-time artist, animator, photographer and filmmaker Ernest Zalcharevic
22. Concepts Physical Appearance - Sense of joyfulness is shown on the face of the squirrel when having tons of food storing for later consumption. Spaces and Proximity - The squirrel is holding tight its nuts which implies that those nuts are its possession. Subjective Perception - The green leaves indicated the squirrel is collecting back its food during spring season(after a long hibernation in winter season).
23. Concepts Nonverbal Communication - Since the art was drawn in a cafe, the squirrel was cuddling the food tightly which can imply that the food was hard to find and was precious to it. - This meaning behind this art was to encourage the customers not to waste any food. Interpretive Communication - This art consists of meanings that should be interpreted by the viewers themselves. Everyone interprets this art in different way. However, one thing for sure, the viewers would never interpret this art in negative way since squirrels are cute and innocent.