“My vision as an artist is not about creating something beautiful, but to discover love and joy through art.”
Nisa Omar is a 35-year-old Malaysian artist from Kuala Lumpur. She is also an academic specialized in Media and Visual Communication with qualifications in Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degree in Creative Multimedia from Multimedia University, Cyberjaya.
A “Masquerade” is a piece that comes with a story of a lady having to put on an elegant facade while being wrapped in jewels and finest things. Will the facade represent the inner being? Or was it just a disguise?
Her vision in art is usually about bridging a real-life experience and a fantasy world. Her work presents visual metaphors as a representation art through a very real observation, experience, journey, or any other primary findings of life. These visual metaphors were usually presented through a relatable concept where others can also see the value and the story behind the artwork. The objects or situation that she chose to present in her work will be the visual cues to showcase the implicit meaning of the art piece.
Cessation is about the chaotic and noisy life of a busy working women. At times we have to stop, breathe, and look up! When we actually think that there is not enough time though we have 24 hours a day.. well, let’s think again!
A lot of people take great comfort in creating something beautiful where they focus a lot on the aesthetic beauty of the piece, while as for Nisa, she feels that an artwork is not about creating something beautiful, but more about making sure the piece is meaningful. The strength of the connection that an artist has with the art piece will determine the impact that the piece will have with the audience.
“I usually find beauty within any ugly scene and turn the scene into a fantasy instead of horror.”
This artist work is an examination of the different aspect of life and how the common stories though expected to be predictable can actually surprise the viewers. Altering a real story into a fiction is almost how one can see the visual metaphors were crafted in the artwork. If one were to look a little longer in the artwork, you can see the tension that are almost appealing and imposing to our vision and perception of the piece. For her artwork, she believes that art is for everyone to view and enjoy
“I strongly believe that art can be a healthy distraction that generates inspiration from a busy chaotic life that one usually experiences at work.”