Syahrul Anuar

Yang Pertama Dan Utama

(The First & Foremost)

2021
A2 Digital Prints on Fine Art Photographic Paper

Yang Pertama Dan Utama (The First And Foremost) playfully investigates the dichotomies of photographic representations to a lived experience at the artist’s first home along the stretch at Jalan Satu.

The photographic series deals with the photographic materiality of the hoarding images which were printed on vinyl. These hoarding images which present idealistic and picturesque families are posed, fabricated and composited; brings to light notions of representations in photography.

The photographing of these images and re-insertion of archival family images manifest as attempts to unpack and weave these (mis)-representations and constructions of personal, familial and collective memories.