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b. 1981 -

A self-trained artist, Donald Abraham started his artistic journey through street art. His passion for street culture such as skateboarding and hip-hop music is depicted through his paintings. His murals can be viewed in public spaces such as Publika and Damansara Uptown. He uses the graffiti tag “Yak Yak”, which symbolises the sound of a free bird. Hailing from the Kadazan-Tatana community, Donald Abraham moved to Kuala Lumpur in 2001. In 2018, he showcased 18 artworks in a solo exhibition called Yang Lain-Lain that was held at Suma Orientalis in Selangor. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions namely Hidup Bersama: Malaysia@55 at Balai Seni Menara Maybank in 2018, Street Art Exhibition at Valette Gallery in 2016, 20@G13 at G13 Gallery in 2013, and at Interpr8 Kuala Lumpur.

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      • Donald Abraham (b. 1981) Cartoon And Stuff, 2013
        May. 19, 2024

        Donald Abraham (b. 1981) Cartoon And Stuff, 2013

        Est: RM3,000 - RM5,500

        Donald Abraham is known for visually engaging works that are recognisable for its style and influence from graffiti. Colourful fantastical creatures and cartoons spread around the canvas. Multiple configurations are carefully balanced in joyful colours and defined outlines within a grid like structure. A self-trained artist, Donald Abraham started his artistic journey through street art. His passion for street culture such as skateboarding and hip-hop music is depicted through his paintings. His murals can be viewed in public spaces such as Publika and Damansara Uptown. He uses the graffiti tag "Yak Yak", which symbolises the sound of a free bird. Hailing from the Kadazan-Tatana community, Donald Abraham moved to Kuala Lumpur in 2001. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions namely Hidup Bersama: Malaysia@55 at Balai Seni Menara Maybank in 2018, Street Art Exhibition at Valette Gallery in 2016, and at Interpr8 Kuala Lumpur.

        Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
      • Donald Abraham (b. 1981) Untitled, 2015
        May. 19, 2024

        Donald Abraham (b. 1981) Untitled, 2015

        Est: RM4,500 - RM8,000

        Drawing influences from the style of graffiti, a gathering of unique figures and creatures are arranged compactly within the canvas. The various figures are carefully balanced within the frame, complemented with clean outlines and bold colours. A self-trained artist, Donald Abraham started his artistic journey through street art. His passion for street culture such as skateboarding and hip-hop music is depicted through his paintings. His murals can be viewed in public spaces such as Publika and Damansara Uptown. He uses the graffiti tag "Yak Yak", which symbolises the sound of a free bird. Hailing from the Kadazan-Tatana community, Donald Abraham moved to Kuala Lumpur in 2001. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions namely Hidup Bersama: Malaysia@55 at Balai Seni Menara Maybank in 2018, Street Art Exhibition at Valette Gallery in 2016, and at Interpr8 Kuala Lumpur.

        Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
      • Donald Abraham (b. 1981) Sesat Pengalaman, 2013
        Oct. 01, 2023

        Donald Abraham (b. 1981) Sesat Pengalaman, 2013

        Est: RM7,000 - RM12,000

        Donald Abraham's engaging arrangement examines the relationship between animals positioned within the urban landscape and environment. Sesat Pengalaman portrays the life of animals executed in flowing stylised forms and vibrant colours. Combining influences from graffiti and street art, the pictorial space is divided into multiple segments, each containing elements pertaining to the inner life of the animals. A self-trained artist, Donald Abraham started his artistic journey through street art. His passion for street culture such as skateboarding and hip-hop music is depicted through his paintings. His murals can be viewed in public spaces such as Publika and Damansara Uptown. He uses the graffiti tag "Yak Yak", which symbolises the sound of a free bird. Hailing from the Kadazan-Tatana community, Donald Abraham moved to Kuala Lumpur in 2001. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions namely Hidup Bersama: Malaysia@55 at Balai Seni Menara Maybank in 2018, Street Art Exhibition at Valette Gallery in 2016, and at Interpr8 Kuala Lumpur.

        Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
      • Donald Abraham (b. 1981) Cartoon And Stuff, 2013
        Oct. 01, 2023

        Donald Abraham (b. 1981) Cartoon And Stuff, 2013

        Est: RM4,000 - RM7,000

        Donald Abraham is known for visually engaging works that are recognisable for its style and influence from graffiti. Colourful fantastical creatures and cartoons spread around the canvas. Multiple configurations are carefully balanced in joyful colours and defined outlines within a grid like structure. A self-trained artist, Donald Abraham started his artistic journey through street art. His passion for street culture such as skateboarding and hip-hop music is depicted through his paintings. His murals can be viewed in public spaces such as Publika and Damansara Uptown. He uses the graffiti tag "Yak Yak", which symbolises the sound of a free bird. Hailing from the Kadazan-Tatana community, Donald Abraham moved to Kuala Lumpur in 2001. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions namely Hidup Bersama: Malaysia@55 at Balai Seni Menara Maybank in 2018, Street Art Exhibition at Valette Gallery in 2016, and at Interpr8 Kuala Lumpur.

        Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
      • Donald Abraham (b. Sabah, 1981) Into Different Dimensions, 2013
        Mar. 27, 2022

        Donald Abraham (b. Sabah, 1981) Into Different Dimensions, 2013

        Est: RM6,000 - RM10,000

        Into different dimensions exhibits a trippy animation of assorted characters flying around towards the centre. Predominantly painted in green, the creatures are assembled in a dreamlike landscape which takes viewers to a psychedelic whimsical twirl and off to an exciting dimension. A self-trained artist, Donald Abraham started his artistic journey through street art. His passion for street culture such as skateboarding and hip-hop music is depicted through his paintings. His murals can be viewed in public spaces such as Publika and Damansara Uptown. He uses the graffiti tag “Yak Yak”, which symbolises the sound of a free bird. Hailing from the Kadazan-Tatana community, Donald Abraham moved to Kuala Lumpur in 2001. In 2018, he showcased 18 artworks in a solo exhibition called Yang Lain-Lain that was held at Suma Orientalis in Selangor. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions namely Hidup Bersama: Malaysia@55 at Balai Seni Menara Maybank in 2018, Street Art Exhibition at Valette Gallery in 2016, and at Interpr8 Kuala Lumpur.

        Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
      • Donald Abraham (b. 1981) Inner Space, 2012
        Jun. 30, 2019

        Donald Abraham (b. 1981) Inner Space, 2012

        Est: RM4,500 - RM7,500

        This diptych by Donald Abraham illustrates an assortment of fictional characters in the style of surrealism. Predominantly painted in green, the creatures are assembled in a dreamlike landscape with one in particular is seen cycling. His doodles are inspired from his childhood: reading cartoon magazines like Gila-Gila. A self-trained artist, Donald Abraham started his artistic journey through street art. His passion for street culture such as skateboarding and hip-hop music is depicted through his paintings. His murals can be viewed in public spaces such as Publika and Damansara Uptown. He uses the graffiti tag “Yak Yak”, which symbolises the sound of a free bird. Hailing from the Kadazan-Tatana community, Donald Abraham moved to Kuala Lumpur in 2001. In 2018, he showcased 18 artworks in a solo exhibition called Yang Lain-Lain that was held at Suma Orientalis in Selangor. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions namely Hidup Bersama: Malaysia@55 at Balai Seni Menara Maybank in 2018, Street Art Exhibition at Valette Gallery in 2016, 20@G13 at G13 Gallery in 2013, and at Interpr8 Kuala Lumpur.

        Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
      • DONALD ABRAHAM (b. 1981) UNTITLED, 2013, Acrylic on canvas
        Nov. 12, 2017

        DONALD ABRAHAM (b. 1981) UNTITLED, 2013, Acrylic on canvas

        Est: RM3,000 - RM5,000

        A first-born of every expectant parent is one of happy anxiety. For the father-to-be, it’s frivolous questions like, ‘Will it be a boy or a girl (it’s a girl), will I be around to help and witness during delivery, How suitable is the residence and baby-room preparations (worse, if a place or single-room accommodation is rented), Will the child look more like the father or the mother?’ For Sabahan Donald Abraham, he was working at his Yak yak Studio in Art Row of MAPS Publika, Kuala Lumpur, and his thoughts invariably wandered into the expectations about his wife expecting their first-born, and so you get baby-talk words like ‘Daddy’ and ‘My Baby,’ which actually are something not altogether different from his graffiti kind of work which looks caricaturish, unreal and about a distorted reality.A Labuan-born self-taught artist, Donald Abraham was mentored by the naïve artist cum children’s book illustrator Yusof Gajah. He claims to have been doodling since five, still very much is, although he pegged the start of his painting career at 2007. Before, he was working in the construction industry as a welder and fitter. His works can be found on various sections of walls of the MAPS Publika shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur. He is even represented by the reputable Singapore gallery Chan Hampe Galleries. He was also involved in a music video featuring Singapore’s The Sam Willows and Malaysia’s own Son of a Policeman, called Euphoria.

        Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
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