IM GROUP FOUNDATION PRESIDENT EXHIBITS SCULPTURES TO GIVE GLOBAL HOPE AND SUPPORT CHILDREN IN NEED.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 31 August 2021. Malaysian-born artist Alice Chang Guerra, owner of Lai Lai Art Studio and president of IM GROUP Foundation, has unveiled her latest artwork and initiative: “The Three Graces of Malaysia” to coincide with Malaysia’s 64th year of independence and to raise funds for children in need.
The three two-metre high sculptures, currently on display with artist Datuk Luciano Mirri at the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton in Kuala Lumpur, are for sale. All proceeds will go to the IM GROUP Foundation, which is currently raising funds for autistic children in Malaysia.
Inspired by Antonio Canova’s 19th century neoclassical marble sculpture, “The Three Graces,” Guerra explained that she was drawn to the story of the three daughters of Zeus, who professed to be able to bestow humanity with gifts; Euphrosyne (joy), Aglaya (elegance) and Thalia (youth and beauty). “I felt a connection that evolved strongly in me to produce a very personal work, as a woman; as a sister, daughter and mother, able to bestow more than joy, elegance and beauty, but to represent strength, courage and determination, the mother of a nation, if not the world, carrying on for generations to come,” specified Guerra, “The 3 Graces of Malaysia, Siti, Ah Lian and Shanti, represent the women of our nation united by the harmony, cultural and racial diversity of our country.”
The artworks, made from cement and recycled pieces of broken pottery, aptly convey a powerful message of global hope, as Alice explained “… the pandemic has had a tremendous impact on everyone psychologically and professionally. The Three Graces of Malaysia show that even from the broken pieces we can rebuild a beautiful tomorrow”.
The newly renamed IM GROUP (formerly Inkmaker Group) which, with its combined strength of brands: Inkmaker, Rexson, Vale-tech, Swesa, Teko and Tecnopails offers total process engineering solutions, within the industries of paint, coatings, inks, chemicals, adhesives, corrugated packaging, food packaging, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, textiles and more – has a number of initiatives and activities, planned by the IM GROUP Foundation for 2021, working within the communities where it operates globally.
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Formed in Italy in 2021, IM GROUP (formerly Inkmaker Group) is the holding brand of: Inkmaker, Rexson, Vale-tech, Swesa, Teko and Tecnopails. With its combined strength, the group offers total process engineering solutions within the paint, coatings, inks, specialty chemicals, adhesives, corrugated packaging, pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics, textile and more industries. IM GROUP, with its brands, operates with its own staff and offices in more than 15 countries on 5 continents.
Founded in Italy in 1987, Inkmaker is a privately held global manufacturer of dispensing systems that improve efficiency by automating the process of dispensing and mixing paints and chemicals. Inkmaker’s patented software and systems, manufactured on three continents, ensure highly accurate colors consistently and instantly. Inkmaker operates with its own team and offices in more than 15 countries, on 5 continents.
Founded in 1984, Rexson is an independent and privately owned British manufacturer of automated dispensers that are widely used in the ink, paint and coatings industry, as well as in the cosmetics, food, oil, pharmaceutical and specialty chemical industries. Materials may be liquids, gels or pastes, hazardous, caustic, flammable or have thixotropic rheology. Rexson has offices in Europe, North America, Latin America and the Netherlands and a global network of regional sales and support partners.
Founded in 1985, Vale-Tech, formerly a subsidiary of Rexson, is a UK manufacturer of ink metering systems for the printing industry. Vale-Tech employs a team of software and hardware engineers dedicated to designing and building innovative products incorporating the latest technology focused on pasty ink dispensing systems and narrow web inks. Vale-Tech has built a network of loyal customers through global offices and support partners. vale-tech.co.uk
Founded in Germany in 1994, Swesa is a privately owned, independent German manufacturer specializing in customized, automated dispensing systems for the food packaging, office furniture, tissue paper, and corrugated packaging industries. Swesa machines are customizable and explosion risk certified (ATEX). It is headquartered in Eltville am Rhein, Germany, and has a regional and international network of customers and support partners.