Richard Koh Fine Art Presents “The Periphery Of The Other” A Solo Exhibition by Faris Nakamura

Richard Koh Fine Art

No. 34-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru,

59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Periphery Of The Other

A Solo Exhibition by Faris Nakamura

Bangkok, 21 September 2021—Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to announce Singaporean artist Faris Nakamura (b. 1988) first solo exhibition in Malaysia. Titled, The Periphery Of The Other, it is slated to run from 17 September – 2 October 2021 at Richard Koh Fine Art, No. 34-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In The Periphery Of The Other, Nakamura keeps consistent with the trajectory of questioning uniformity in selected spaces. The focus at present is surveying residential estates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, specifically those at Subang Jaya. Creating a series from scratch at a distance, equipped with the savvy of virtual resources and relationships, Nakamura touches on how we can investigate the artistic tenets of space-making via looking from the outside in. At the same time, it questions how this inversion gives rise to the re-interpretation of space liberation. Featuring a vast array of colours and mediums, The Periphery Of The Other combines facets of surface, light and social inquiry into the artist’s trademark illusion of sparse, shared spaces.

Artist Biography

FARIS NAKAMURA (b.1988, Singapore) graduated with Bachelor in Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from LASALLE College of the Arts in partnership with Goldsmiths, College of London in 2014.

Through sculptures, installations and site-specific works, Faris investigates the way people navigate and orientate themselves as they encounter space. He desires to understand the attachment and detachments people have towards spaces, how these relationships develop, and their impact.

Faris was most recently announced as the winner of the IMPART Awards, Visual Artist Category, 2020. He was awarded the Young Talent Programme Winners’ Solo, 2017/2018, the Grand Winner at the Shitsurai International Art Competition, Kobe Biennale, 2015 and was the Winston Oh Travel Award recipient, 2013.

Faris has exhibited both locally and internationally. He has showcased at venues such as Gillman Barracks (Singapore), The Substation (Singapore), ION Art (Singapore), Scotts Square (Singapore), Georgetown Festival (Penang, Malaysia), FASS Art Gallery (Turkey), Kobe Biennale (Japan), and Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, (Venice).

It is also notable that Faris is a flautist and has performed at venues such as the Esplanade Concert Hall and the Victoria Concert Hall (Singapore).

About RKFA

Founded in 2005, with spaces in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok, RICHARD KOH FINE ART is committed to the promotion of Southeast Asian contemporary art on regional and international platforms. Centred around a core belief in developing an artist’s career, the gallery looks to identify understated, albeit promising practices, and providing it opportunities to flourish. Through its regular exhibition cycles, print & digital publications and cross-border gallery collaborations, Richard Koh Fine Art engages the art community with the aim of developing regional and intercultural dialogue.

For further information about the exhibition, please do not hesitate to contact Wei Fung at +6016 491 2644 or the gallery at / +603 2095 3300.

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Faris Nakamura

I’ve Seen This, All Too Often


Emulsion on treated wood, acrylic and metal pieces 110 x 120 x 18 cm

Faris Nakamura

This Shade Remains The Same, Always


Emulsion on treated wood, acrylic and metal pieces 110 x 112 x 12 cm

Faris Nakamura

Be My Eyes and Tell Me What You See


Emulsion on treated wood, acrylic and metal pieces 60 x 80 x 10 cm

Faris Nakamura

This Ridge Leads To Nowhere IV


Enamel coated mild steel

60 x 120 x 14 cm


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