Tuesday 17 January 2017

Aruah Shamsuddin Abdul Rahman : "I Paint For Scraps"

Late November 2016...I posted this article on Shamsuddin Abdul artist who tells me he "paints for scrap".

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Shamsuddin Abdul Rahman : Paints for Scrap.

Shamsuddin Paints For he tells me! He is one of in and day out he paints to try and make a you all go to work, where ever it is that you work, whatever it is that you also earn a living. He has, in his own words..."not been so wise in decision making" many of us have been wise in that...but he tells me that he has "Been painting fulltime since 13".....and that is a lot of years ....but who cares when you are doing something you like!

A few minutes ago, Vincent (the Sky Watcher), who told me about Din, informed me that he has passed away....Alfatihah. This was Din's reply to me when I asked him about himself :

Shamsuddin Abdul Rahman
Great, lemme type a few intro words in
Shamsuddin Abdul Rahman 26 January 1966 Born in Perlis Grew up in one lane village, surrounded with Padi fields
Walked the 4 km to and from school, in primary school, poverty sucks haha
In 1985, got accepted at the California state university , long beach
Few semesters later, dropped out, not so wise in decision making
Stayed over for the next 10 years
Attended , repeated the art 101 class, closest thing I ever got to formal art education
Came back in 85, no degree, predicting gloomy life, and prediction came through haha
Went to Kl, get acquainted with the artists at the central market
97, 98, lived at the Angkatan Pelukih semalaysia , studio cum gallery, saw first hand artists at work
2004, 05...stayed with the artist at the conlay art colony, at the kompleks kraftangan
Impressed with maamor Jantan watercolor
Started painting fulltime after serious hospitalization due to diabetes
Featured once on tv1, featuring my watercolor
Been painting fulltime since 13

And just this morning I posted an article  "We Are All Going To Die"....   about how we are powerless against strikes without warning on whom so ever it chooses....and now Din is gone.... and so I remind you all again of this.....

Do you deserve to die? Alfatihah.

The last thing Din posted yesterday....
Was feeling dizzy in the morning, 19.2 blood sugar, nope, no medication, had some pineapple, after some rest, feel bit better, no rice today, going to have boiled pumpkin for lunch, hope to get the reading down in 5 days , wanna finish this today, got 2 commission work this week
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