Abdul Rashid B. Abdul Rahman
(Balik Pulau, Penang)
Abdulrashade is a contemporary graffiti artist who was brought up in a small town in Penang - Balik Pulau. He started to become full-time graffiti artist since 2014. In the mid of 2016, he was selected as one of the eight Malaysian artists who were invited to paint 24 huge murals at the district of Karama in Dubai. Instead of working on the mainstream graffiti art and painting, Abdulrashade created his style in which he mixes a hint of spice from the Nusantara (South East Asia) culture with floral designs and subjects related to local mergastua (wild animals).
He attempts to highlight those elements in his creations. Abdulrashade endeavours to create awareness about the endangered species of local wild animals that are threatened by extinction through his art. His basic art style presents the integration of wildstyle lettering with abstract and massive composition. He has recently started to experiment with injecting the characters and folk stories into his creation to attract more attention from the public eyes. Abdulrashade has created public murals in the cities of Malaysia, Indonesia, Dubai, Taiwan, etc.