Friday, December 3, 2010

We are published in KOSMO today!

We are so happy and excited today. Thanks to Ms. Yeo Li Shian who picked up our project for Urban cover story, we have more than 100 new Likes on our page just today! Amazing. Thanks to all our readers and participants for their support as well! You guys are the best.

We have an announcement too: Project Raksasa Doodles submission deadline is now extended another 3 months until 31 March 2011. 

Hopefully we will be able to get more submission and hit our dream target of 1,000 doodles. Wouldn't that be great? 

In the meantime, we are also working hard over at this end trying to secure a sponsor to print all your doodles...and also venue sponsors for the doodle exhibition at the end of the project. If you guys have contacts whom you think might be interested, please email me: amy@squeakartasia.com


 Read the 'Projek Seni Contengan' online article here.
See all submitted doodles here.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Project Raksasa Doodles by Squeak Art Asia (Update 19)

Hi guys, Project Raksasa Doodles' deadline is coming near and we've been updating on Facebook since we announced Artmakr coming in to support the project.

We have since had loads of entries, please visit our Project Raksasa Doodles album to view all the submissions: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=16690&id=117673671604031&page=7

Here are the latest entries.


Doodler: Li Shian Yeo
Title: Teary-Eyed Me
Medium: Black Ink, Staedtler Triplus Fineliners, Sharpie Permanent Marker on B6 Sketchbook
Location: Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Description: A day that left me in tears.


Doodler: Li Shian Yeo
Title: Swollen Knees
Medium: Black Ink, Staedtler Triplus Fineliners, Sharpie Permanent Marker on B6 Sketchbook
Location: Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Description: Lost my balance and injured my knees during a cycling outing...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Project Raksasa Doodles collaborates with Artmakr to print selected artworks on doodle notebooks

Project Raksasa Doodles collaborates with Artmakr to print selected artworks on doodle notebooks



Kuala Lumpur, September 16, 2010Project Raksasa Doodles is Squeak Art Asia’s first social art initiative to increase public participation in art and heighten art appreciation in their daily lives. The project started last August and is on-going until 5 December 2010. Artmakr recently joined in the cause and will select artworks submitted to the project to be printed on special edition Artmakr doodle notebook covers.


Squeak Art Asia chose doodling as the medium for its first social art initiative as everyone has doodled at some point in their lives.


“We want people to see that art appears everywhere around us, that any regular person is artistic in his or her own way without being an artist,” quipped Amy Leong, one of the founders of Squeak Art Asia.


In fact, doodles can sometimes have a deeper connection to what we really feel and think; because most of the time, doodles are drawn from the subconscious.


“This is a perfect collaboration as Artmakr’s products inspire people to learn, create, experience and exhibit their artwork. More often than not, a doodle can be developed into a more intricate and heavy artwork,” comments Jason Chen, Managing Director of Artmakr.


Squeak Art Asia is founded by two sisters, Amy & Cecilia Leong, with the aim of promoting the art of our local talents and to awaken the artist within every one of us through affordable artworks which will be made available at their e-shop this coming October 2010.


Artmakr was founded in 2005 by three creative entrepreneurs; brothers Jason and Alvin Chen, and artist I-Ming Goh, with the idea of meeting the middle ground in art between creative aspiration and high-end art galleries. They provide learning and creation resources through their art products and classes. Currently Artmakr's range of art products is available on their online store, www.artmakr.com/shop as well as at Czip Lee Plus at Bangsar Baru.


Through this collaboration, Squeak Art Asia and Artmakr hope to encourage public participation in Project Raksasa Doodles and possibly even hold an exhibition of all the submitted doodles. They are looking for sponsors for venue and printing, interested parties can reach them at amy@squeakartasia.com or through their facebook page: www.facebook.com/squeak.art.asia


Public can view all submitted doodles at the Squeak Art Asia’s facebook page (link above).




Press & Public Contact Details






 Website & eShop : www.squeakartasia.com (under construction, launching in October 2010)
Facebook           : www.facebook.com/squeak.art.asia
Blog                  : www.squeakartasia.blogspot.com
Contact             : Amy Leong (Artwork Coordinator)
Email                : amy@squeakartasia.com / squeak.art@gmail.com





Blog                  : http://www.artmakr.com
Shop                 : http://www.artmakr.com/shop/
Address             : Czip Lee Plus, 15 Jalan Terasek 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact              : Alvin Chen (Brand Director)
Email                 : alvin@artmakr.com

Project Raksasa Doodles by Squeak Art Asia (Update 18)

We have too many new submissions to post them in one entry. Please visit our album to see all submissions: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=16690&id=117673671604031&page=3

 Doodler: Jibot
Title: 'neon on vegan street!' (5)
Medium: Pencil color and paper
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Description: mixing pop and normal art

 Who says you can only doodle on paper. Jefferson doodles on a mouse! Creative!
Doodler: Jefferson
Title: 'Mouse Pil'
Medium: Marker on mouse
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Project Raksasa Doodles by Squeak Art Asia (Update 17)

Doodler: Azah SkaliSkala
Title: Eggies Doodle
Medium: Marker Pen, Paper, Adobe Photoshop CS3
Location: Selangor, Malaysia
Description: All about eggies | Chickens are not allowed

Doodler: BlueBrian
Title: 'Wack'
Medium: Stabilo point 88 0.4 on A4
Location: Petaling Jaya ,Malaysia 
Description: hhhhhmmmmm....

Monday, August 30, 2010

Project Raksasa Doodles by Squeak Art Asia (Update 16)

Azeem from Juxta Art has aptly doodled a patrotic piece called 'negaraku...' Happy Merdeka Malaysia!

Doodler: Azeem Juxta Art
Title: 'Negaraku...'
Medium: Marker on tracing paper
Location:TTDI, Malaysia
Description: Negara saya ni negara kamu juga.

 Doodler: Fazrin Kamal
Title: 'D'bunga'
Medium: Line drawing with digital effects (mrdoob)
Location: Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia

 Doodler: bleubrian
Title: 'Stone'
Medium: Pen and pencil on A4
Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Description: Just for Fun (i want my own vinyl toy)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Project Raksasa Doodles by Squeak Art Asia (Update 15)

Makes me want to book a flight to Bali on next AirAsia promo!


 
Doodler: singingsnowflakes
  Title: 'Penari cilik '
Media: Pen on paper
Location: Uni of Hull, UK
Description: Of Bali, paddy terrace and aqueduct.

  Doodler: BlueBrian
Title: 'Noto'
Media: Pencil over pen, b5 paper
Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Description: i dont know what i drawing

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"We are on air!!!"

BFM (Business FM) somehow found out about our little Project Raksasa Doodles and we were interviewed last Monday. I was a nervous wreck and had no idea how I managed to finish the interview.

Listen to the online podcast here: http://bfm.my/project-raksasa-doodles-amy-leong.html

Help us spread the love, tell your friends about the project.
NOW I really, really want to be able to pull off a show of all  the doodles....

Project Raksasa Doodles by Squeak Art Asia (Update 14)

Keep in coming, keep it coming.....

Doodler: Terry Neoh
Title: 'F**ks your mind'
Medium: Black ink + toilet paper
Location: Penang, Malaysia 
Description: I just wanted to show what someone meant when he was explaining to his friend, what the movie "Inception" was all about. Yes, I was eavesdropping. Who doesn't. Anyway, he was kept repeating himself, "The movie really f**ks up your mind, really f**ks up your mind". I guess if you don't know how to explain it, my advice, Don't!

 Doodler : azreenchan
Title : 'I'm Lost'
Medium: Black Ink on paper
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Doodler: Maz Mynrose
Title: 'Orangutan and donkey' (oh its a monkey)
Medium: Paper and Marker pens
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Description: Monkey wearing rambutan DIY vest riding a donkey when the sun is up.

Doodler: BlueBrian
Title: In Dream
Medium: Pencil, A4
Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Description: Drawing while workin

Doodler: BlueBrian
Title: 'Fallen'
Medium: Artline pen 0.3, Sketchbook b5
Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Description: I was drawing it while watching Laputa (Castle in the Sky) anime, really inspire by the robot

 Doodler: BlueBrian
Title: 'Live to the Max'
Media: Pencil, Sketchbook b5
Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Description: I love this phase

 Doodler: Dream.Note
Title: 'Not Made For Play'
Medium: Black Ink on Recycled paper
Location: Sabah, Malaysia

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

LURKING 色影展: Caecar Chong Retrospective (Aug 2010)

5-15 August 2010

"This exhibition celebrates the work of the late Caecar Chong, photographer, designer and principal dancer with Nyoba Kan (Buto Dance Company).

Curated by Chong’s close friend and Nyoba Kan director, Lee Swee Keong, this exhibition showcases Caecar’s unique and keen eye with the camera."

Please visit our Squeak Art Asia Facebook Album for more photos, but here are some to whet the appetite.






*Note from Squeak Art Asia: 

It was abit of a challenge photographing this exhibition as most of Caecar's photographs are framed in glass and reflection was a big problem.

Nevetheless, I was really taken aback by some of his works and hope one day I would be able to take such photographs too.

And now, for those who missed the exhibition - I would humbly like to share most of his works from the exhibition here with you.

May you rest in peace Caecar.


Riyad Al-Ilm (Garden of Knowledge) (Aug 2010)

9th - 16th August 2010

Galeri Chandan co-hosted Riyad Al-Ilm (Garden of Knowledge) Art Charity Fundraiser Show, the purpose of which is to raise money to build libraries for the orphanages and underprivileged children.

A total of 50 artists come together to support the cause. The artworks to be displayed ranges from paintings to collages to sculptures, and are all unique and original pieces of work.

Each artist donated a portion or a net profit of their sales during the show to the Islamic Relief as the organiser of this fundraiser. 

Please click on link for full album photos: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=17547&id=117673671604031

Here are some sneak previews:

Artist: Izzah Shazwina Halmi
Title: Beauty of Freedom (2010)
Medium: Mixed Media on Board

 Artist: Fariee Ghani
Title: Beach Walker(2010)
Medium: Oil on Canvas

Artist: Adi Putra
Title: Nasi Lemak Mak Jah
Medium: Acrulic on Canvas (2010)
Artist: Anniketyini Madian
Title: Red Series #9 (2010)
Medium: Wood & Metal 
Cheesecake: "relakkkk ah..."

Artist: Umi Baizurah Mahir
Title: Transporter (2009-2010)
Medium: Ceramic (Porcelain), Wire Cable, Hook, Connector, Wheel Metal Plate (Glower) and Copper 
Cheesecake: "whoah i'm jason statham on 2-wheeled audi..." 

Artist: Mona KV
Title: Poison Feed (2010)
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

 Artist: Meor Saifullah Lulaed
Title: Please Vote Me! (Mr. Rooster Si Cakar Ayam) (2010)
Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas

Artist: Azaikmal Ahmad Rashid
Title: Future (2010)
Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas
Please visit our Facebook Photo Album for more!

Project Raksasa Doodles by Squeak Art Asia (Update 13)

Doodler: Fazrin Kamal
Title: 'dewdel'
Medium: Digital Design
Location: Unknown

Project Raksasa Doodles - A Visit by Mick TwentyThree (Update 12)

)This is awesome. THANK YOU Mick TwentyThree for supporting Project Raksasa Doodles! Talented and witty, Mick23 has kindly shared his doodles with Squeak Art Asia. Never seen before doodles and sketches of his famous Mickey Mouse illustrations.







To fully appreciate how these humble little doodles evolve and become something really funny and creative, please visit Mick23's blog.

Full album link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=16690&id=117673671604031&page=3

Project Raksasa Doodles by Squeak Art Asia (Update 11)


Doodler: Azeem Juxta Art
Title: 'The Juxta Hunters and the Monster'
Medium: Marker on 'Plastik lapik meja' (Plastic table cover)
Location: Selayang, Selangor, Malaysia

 Doodler: Kamariah Jasmani
Title: 'selftitle'
Medium: Black Ink on Watercolor Paper
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Doodler: Dream.Note
Title: 'Food Senses'
Medium: Black Ink & Pencil on Recycled paper
Location: Sabah, Malaysia

 Doodler: Azeem Juxta ARt + Kam and hami KLOBOT
Title: 'Juxta X Klbot'
Medium: Fabric marker on nylon (tent)
Location: From Selayang to Ampang and Capsquare KL, Malaysia 
Description: Juxta Art collaborates with Klobot participated in KLDesignWeek2010 - Secret Tent



 Doodler: Nishi Chauhan
Title: 'auto! auto! auto!'
Medium: Water colours
Location: Bangalore, India

 Doodler: Nishi Chauhan
Title: 'Untitled
Medium: Water colours & colour pens
Location: Bangalore, India