Izzad Radzali graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a Fine Arts BA (Hons) in 2013. His works are often layered with metaphors and symbols, hiding cryptic messages that poke fun at society and leaving viewers to unravel its mysteries. He describes his painting and drawing practice as a documentation of his thought process, using figurative and abstract forms to depict references from history and culture. Izzad presented a solo exhibition “Matlamat Jangka Panjang” (Long-Term Goal)” at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore in June 2017 and he is also a member of active Singaporean punk bands Daily Ritual and Sial.
Wayang Terbiar (The theatre that was left behind)
Set at the beginning of the road that leads to the legendary Jalan Ampas Shaw studios is the artwork—a mini theatre diorama featuring scenes from Seniman Bujang Lapok, the artist’s favourite P. Ramlee film. This comedy has endured for generations to become a Malay-language film classic, and is the source of many pop cultural references. However, the artist feels that the history of P. Ramlee and Jalan Ampas is fast being forgotten, and left behind.