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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Siri Pohon Beringin 2012 - Daerah
        Mar. 05, 2023

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Siri Pohon Beringin 2012 - Daerah

        Est: RM15,000 - RM25,000

        While most of the viewers find that this is a highly methodical, structured and highly-disciplined piece of work with intricate, precise lines for design, Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s works bear a greater and deeper meaning to them. The lines signify spirituality, liberty, faith and personal growth, and as one can see, they are all interwoven and connected in the world (the canvas). The lighter space in this piece signifies balance in life, and contextually, it means that we need faith to have balance in life. Nizar Kamal Ariffin was born on the 9th of September, 1964 in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He was a member of SENIKA, Kuantan’s state of art society. While working with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, he was appointed the Taman Seni Budaya Pahang’s Resident Artist. After having graduated from University Sains of Malaysia and trained in Fine Arts and Graphics, he became a full-time artist and joined the Conlay Artist Colony in 1998 at Craft Complex Malaysia.

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. Pahang, 1964) Shadow Series - Siapa #2, 2008
        Nov. 06, 2022

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. Pahang, 1964) Shadow Series - Siapa #2, 2008

        Est: RM3,000 - RM5,500

        Unlike Nizar Kamal Ariffin's famous Dalang series, Shadow series appear to contain silhouettes executed with rhythmic lines and strokes. The strong black contrasts used in the composition is a symbolic color of sophistication, strength and power. The seated figure is seen smoking; a cup of beverage is placed on the table. Nizar became active when he joined Senika (Pahang Art Society) in 1984 and became a resident artist at the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang, and the next year, he had dual first solos in Kuantan (Hyatt Hotel) and Kuala Lumpur (City Hall). He graduated with a BFA at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1986 and moved to Kuala Lumpur in 1993. He joined the Conlay Art Colony commune in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. In 1999 and 2000, he received Honourable Mentions in the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards, Malaysia competitions.

        Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Faces and Faces - Pentas Dunia #11 and #12, 2004
        Aug. 28, 2022

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Faces and Faces - Pentas Dunia #11 and #12, 2004

        Est: RM2,000 - RM5,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin was born on the 9th of September, 1964 in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He was a member of SENIKA, Kuantan’s state of art society. While working with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, he was appointed the Taman Seni Budaya Pahang’s Resident Artist. After having graduated from University Sains of Malaysia and trained in Fine Arts and Graphics, he became a full-time artist and joined the Conlay Artist Colony in 1998 at Craft Complex Malaysia. This intriguing pair of artworks portrays a style that departs from Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s norm, going against his highly methodical, structured and intricate, precise lines for design. These paintings are among the artist’s early works where freedom and experimentation seem to be discerned.

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Mask Series - Twin Towers, 2000
        Aug. 28, 2022

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Mask Series - Twin Towers, 2000

        Est: RM3,000 - RM6,000

        This intriguing artwork portrays a style that departs from Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s norm, going against his highly methodical, structured and intricate, precise lines for design. Using a dark palette, KLCC is seen at the foreground, perhaps a reflection of the artist’s perceptions and views. When one looks at the painting, one cannot differentiate the powerful from the subservient, the beautiful from the ugly, and the rich from the poor. Everyone is equal. Everything is open to each viewer’s own personal interpretation, which is the principle of the mask series.

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. Pahang, 1964) Mirror Image Series (Acquired #1 & 2), 1999
        Jul. 17, 2022

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. Pahang, 1964) Mirror Image Series (Acquired #1 & 2), 1999

        Est: RM2,000 - RM3,500

        On offer here is a mirror image of a man looking rather somber although set against a bright blue and turquoise background. Nizar became active when he joined Senika (Pahang Art Society) in 1984 and became a resident artist at the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang, and the next year, he had dual first solos in Kuantan (Hyatt Hotel) and Kuala Lumpur (City Hall). He graduated with a BFA at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1986 and moved to Kuala Lumpur in 1993. He joined the Conlay Art Colony commune in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. In 1999 and 2000, he received Honourable Mentions in the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards, Malaysia competitions. His artworks are included in private and public collections such as Sime Darby Convention Centre, Citibank, and Hilton Sentral.

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      • SIGNED NIZAR CRAYON & ACRYLIC PAINTING ON PAPER
        May. 13, 2022

        SIGNED NIZAR CRAYON & ACRYLIC PAINTING ON PAPER

        Est: $200 - $400

        Framed crayon and acrylic painting on paper, "Belle Amie," signed lower left Nizar, possibly Nizar Kamal Ariffin (Malaysian, b.1964), titled and dated 2000 verso, sight: approx 13.75"h, 8.75"w, overall: 22"h, 17"w, 5lbs Start Price: $150.00

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Mask Series - Twin Towers, 2000
        Oct. 03, 2021

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Mask Series - Twin Towers, 2000

        Est: RM4,000 - RM8,000

        This intriguing artwork portrays a style that departs from Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s norm, going against his highly methodical, structured and intricate, precise lines for design. Using a dark palette, KLCC is seen at the foreground, perhaps a reflection of the artist’s perceptions and views. When one looks at the painting, one cannot differentiate the powerful from the subservient, the beautiful from the ugly, and the rich from the poor. Everyone is equal. Everything is open to each viewer’s own personal interpretation, which is the principle of the mask series. Nizar graduated in Fine Arts and Graphic Design from Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang in 1986. He was a resident artist at the Artist’s Colony at the Kuala Lumpur Conlay Craft Complex in 1998, and is now attached to the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang. He is a member of the Pahang Art Society (Senika).

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Faces and Faces - Pentas Dunia #11 & #12
        Aug. 15, 2021

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Faces and Faces - Pentas Dunia #11 & #12

        Est: RM3,500 - RM7,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin was born on the 9th of September, 1964 in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He was a member of SENIKA, Kuantan’s state of art society. While working with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, he was appointed the Taman Seni Budaya Pahang’s Resident Artist. After having graduated from University Sains of Malaysia and trained in Fine Arts and Graphics, he became a full-time artist and joined the Conlay Artist Colony in 1998 at Craft Complex Malaysia. This intriguing pair of artworks portrays a style that departs from Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s norm, going against his highly methodical, structured and intricate, precise lines for design. These paintings are among the artist’s early works where freedom and experimentation seem to be discerned.

        KLAS Art Auction
      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Sejambak Aman #7, 2017
        Mar. 28, 2021

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Sejambak Aman #7, 2017

        Est: RM22,000 - RM35,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin was born on the 9th of September, 1964 in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He was a member of SENIKA, Kuantan’s state of art society. While working with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, he was appointed the Taman Seni Budaya Pahang’s Resident Artist. After having graduated from University Sains of Malaysia and trained in Fine Arts and Graphics, he became a full-time artist and joined the Conlay Artist Colony in 1998 at Craft Complex Malaysia. Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s works bear a greater and deeper meaning to them. He’s one of those artists who’s constantly soul searching for truth and the discovery of the meaning of life. The lines signify spirituality, liberty, faith and personal growth, and as one can see, they are all interwoven and connected in the world (the canvas). Despite the state that the lines are in, a thick line is present in the midst of all the chaos, one that Nizar Kamal Ariffin defines as a line that “embodies one’s faith in the Creator to guide one through the good and bad of life”.

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Putrajaya Reform Series, 2018
        Dec. 13, 2020

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Putrajaya Reform Series, 2018

        Est: RM18,000 - RM35,000

        An artist who often searches for the meaning of life and is deeply inclined with his self truth is Nizar Kamal Ariffin. The ‘Putrajaya Reform Series, 2018’ is one of his depictions of the energy and passion channelled and transformed into art. The acrylic on canvas artwork shows his talent in fusing the colours to ignite the feeling of peace through his intricate brush technique. The lines in his works signify spirituality, liberty, faith and personal growth, and as one can see, they are all interwoven and connected in the world (the canvas).

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Dalang Series - Dunia Berbisik #5, 2015
        Nov. 08, 2020

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Dalang Series - Dunia Berbisik #5, 2015

        Est: RM16,000 - RM30,000

        While most of the viewers find that this is a highly methodical, structured and highly-disciplined piece of work with intricate, precise lines for design, Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s works bear a greater and deeper meaning to them. The lines signify spirituality, liberty, faith and personal growth, and as one can see, they are all interwoven and connected in the world (the canvas). The lighter space in this piece signifies balance in life, and contextually, it means that we need faith to have balance in life. Nizar Kamal Ariffin was born on the 9th of September, 1964 in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He was a member of SENIKA, Kuantan’s state of art society. While working with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, he was appointed the Taman Seni Budaya Pahang’s Resident Artist. After having graduated from University Sains of Malaysia and trained in Fine Arts and Graphics, he became a full-time artist and joined the Conlay Artist Colony in 1998 at Craft Complex Malaysia.

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Siri Pohon Beringin - Tumbuh, 2012
        Nov. 08, 2020

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Siri Pohon Beringin - Tumbuh, 2012

        Est: RM7,000 - RM12,000

        While most of the viewers find that this is a highly methodical, structured and highly-disciplined piece of work with intricate, precise lines for design, Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s works bear a greater and deeper meaning to them. From the Siri Pohon Beringin series comes Tumbuh, an earlier work that does not bear the structured lines and lighter centre that the artist is known for. Employing a tranquil, blue palette, a flourished tree is painted at the centre of the work, commanding all the attention. A step closer will reveal Nizar’s brushstrokes that are unique to his works.

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Sejambak Aman #6, 2017
        Sep. 06, 2020

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Sejambak Aman #6, 2017

        Est: RM8,000 - RM18,000

        An artist who often searches for the meaning of life and is deeply inclined with his self truth is Nizar Kamal Ariffin. Sejambak Aman #6 is one of his depictions of the energy and passion channelled and transformed into art. The acrylic on canvas artwork shows his talent in fusing the colours to ignite the feeling of peace through his intricate brush technique. The lines in his works signify spirituality, liberty, faith and personal growth, and as one can see, they are all interwoven and connected in the world (the canvas).

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. Pahang, 1964) Face And Faces — Siri Kota #8, 2005
        Aug. 23, 2020

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. Pahang, 1964) Face And Faces — Siri Kota #8, 2005

        Est: RM2,500 - RM5,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin plays with intricate thread-like interwoven permutations that invite scrutiny. Whether in a square or mandala-like circle, the lines and meshwork within relate to personal growth, freedom and spirituality. Nizar graduated in Fine Arts and Graphic Design from Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang in 1986. He was a resident artist at the Artist’s Colony at the Kuala Lumpur Conlay Craft Complex in 1998, and is now attached to the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang. He is a member of the Pahang Art Society (Senika).

        Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Sejambak Aman #5, 2017
        Jul. 12, 2020

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Sejambak Aman #5, 2017

        Est: RM8,000 - RM15,000

        While most of the viewers find that this is a highly methodical, structured and highly-disciplined piece of work with intricate, precise lines for design, Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s works bear a greater and deeper meaning to them. The lines signify spirituality, liberty, faith and personal growth, and as one can see, they are all interwoven and connected in the world (the canvas). Despite the state that the lines are in, a thick line is present in the midst of all the chaos, one that Nizar Kamal Ariffin defines as a line that “embodies one’s faith in the Creator to guide one through the good and bad of life”. Other times, it may represent the ruler of a country or a district, those who are responsible for leading other people. The lighter space in this piece signifies balance in life, and contextually, it means that we need faith to have balance in life.

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. Pahang, 1964) Mask Series — Acquired #46, 2003
        Mar. 15, 2020

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. Pahang, 1964) Mask Series — Acquired #46, 2003

        Est: RM2,000 - RM3,600

        For Nizar Kamal Ariffin, the mask embodies his interpretation of inner beauty, state of mind, and faces of humans and their humanity. Here, the artist uses muted colors rendered with spontaneous strokes of the brush to heighten the vitality and emotional qualities of the painting. Nizar became active when he joined Senika (Pahang Art Society) in 1984 and became a resident artist at the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang, and the next year, he had dual first solos in Kuantan (Hyatt Hotel) and Kuala Lumpur (City Hall). He graduated with a BFA at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1986 and moved to Kuala Lumpur in 1993. He joined the Conlay Art Colony commune in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. In 1999 and 2000, he received Honourable Mentions in the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards, Malaysia competitions. His artworks are included in private and public collections such as Sime Darby Convention Centre, Citibank, and Hilton Sentral.

        Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Sejambak Aman No.6, 2017
        Mar. 01, 2020

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Sejambak Aman No.6, 2017

        Est: RM10,000 - RM18,000

        While most of the viewers find that this is a highly methodical, structured and highly-disciplined piece of work with intricate, precise lines for design, Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s works bear a greater and deeper meaning to them. Despite the state that the lines are in, a thick line is present in the midst of all the chaos, one that Nizar Kamal Ariffin defines as a line that “embodies one’s faith in the Creator to guide one through the good and bad of life”. Other times, it may represent the ruler of a country or a district, those who are responsible for leading other people. The lighter space in this piece signifies balance in life, and contextually, it means that we need faith to have balance in life.

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. 1964) FACES AND FACE – LANDSCAPE KOTA #4, 2008
        Nov. 03, 2019

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. 1964) FACES AND FACE – LANDSCAPE KOTA #4, 2008

        Est: RM9,000 - RM16,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin plays with intricate thread-like interwoven permutations that invite scrutiny. Whether in a square or mandala-like circle, the lines and meshwork within relate to personal growth, freedom and spirituality. Nizar became active when he joined Senika (Pahang Art Society) in 1984 and became a resident artist at the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang, and the next year, he had dual first solos in Kuantan (Hyatt Hotel) and Kuala Lumpur (City Hall). He graduated with a BFA at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1986 and moved to Kuala Lumpur in 1993. He joined the Conlay Art Colony commune in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. In 1999 and 2000, he received Honourable Mentions in the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards – Malaysia competitions. His artworks are included in private and public collections such as Sime Darby Convention Centre, Citibank, and Hilton Sentral.

        Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. 1964) Rupa Dan Pura #1, 2002
        Nov. 03, 2019

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. 1964) Rupa Dan Pura #1, 2002

        Est: RM2,500 - RM4,500

        For Nizar Kamal Ariffin, the mask embodies his interpretation of inner beauty, state of mind, and faces of humans and their humanity. Here, the artist uses striking expressive colors rendered with spontaneous strokes of the brush to heighten the vitality and emotional qualities of the painting. Nizar became active when he joined Senika (Pahang Art Society) in 1984 and became a resident artist at the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang, and the next year, he had dual first solos in Kuantan (Hyatt Hotel) and Kuala Lumpur (City Hall). He graduated with a BFA at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1986 and moved to Kuala Lumpur in 1993. He joined the Conlay Art Colony commune in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. In 1999 and 2000, he received Honourable Mentions in the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards – Malaysia competitions. His artworks are included in private and public collections such as Sime Darby Convention Centre, Citibank, and Hilton Sentral.

        Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : A Hubbu (Love), 2018
        Sep. 29, 2019

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : A Hubbu (Love), 2018

        Est: RM15,000 - RM25,000

        "Nizar Kamal Ariffin was born on the 9th of September, 1964 in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He was a member of SENIKA, Kuantans state of art society. While working with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, he was appointed the Taman Seni Budaya Pahangs Resident Artist. After having graduated from University Sains Malaysia and trained in Fine Arts and Graphics, he became a full-time artist and joined the Conlay Artist Colony in 1998 at Craft Complex Malaysia. "Nizar Kamal Ariffins artworks surpasses intricate planning and structured lines to figuratively express spirituality, freedom, faith and personal growth _ all of which are interconnected in the world as in the paintings, infinite and ongoing. This is evident in Nizars representation of love, A Hubbu. This painting owns a gradient of warm hues and a prominent Jawi writing symbolizing love."

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. 1964) Faces And Faces - Siri Pura #2, 2004
        Jun. 30, 2019

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. 1964) Faces And Faces - Siri Pura #2, 2004

        Est: RM2,000 - RM3,500

        “Most of my works is to search the soul through the purest inner sense. Life is life, full of beauty, suffering and secrets. It is the inner beauty of time, space and mass.” - Nizar, the Pondering Mask Man. This abstract composition by Nizar Kamal Ariffin features a horizontal image - layers of red, yellow and orange with a hint of blue in the background - with outlines of anonymous faces swiftly drawn with varying intensity. Framed in the middle of a square canvas by a void, which is painted black, the configuration is Nizar’s way of expressing his visual trickery. Working only on square formats, which symbolises fairness and circular shape, which reflects the balance in life, Nizar’s obsession with masks is not associated with religion, ritual or ethnic culture. “Mask as a mask”, the answer to his unending quest of Who, What, Why, When and How. To Nizar, “the process of searching is not to unravel the truth or untruth. Conscience and consciousness are the way to self-revelation.” Nizar Kamal Ariffin joined SENIKA, the State of Art Society in Kuantan, Pahang, in 1984. He started painting while working with the Ministry of Culture and Youth and was appointed as their Resident Artist at Taman Seni Budaya, Pahang. In 1986, Nizar pursued his studies in fine arts and graphics at University Sains of Malaysia. He started painting professionally after graduation. He moved to Kuala Lumpur in 1993 and painted at the Central Market at the Angkatan Pelukis SeMalaysia’s house while freelancing mainly in graphics and print works. Nizar began painting full-time and eventually joined the Conlay Artist Colony at Craft Complex Malaysia in 1998.

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. 1964) Shadow Series - Siapa #2, 2008
        Mar. 24, 2019

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (b. 1964) Shadow Series - Siapa #2, 2008

        Est: RM3,000 - RM5,500

        Unlike Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s famous Dalang Series, Shadow Series appear to contain silhouettes executed with rhythmic lines and strokes. The strong black contrasts used in the composition is a symbolic color of sophistication, strength and power. Nizar became active when he joined Senika (Pahang Art Society) in 1984 and became a resident artist at the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang, and the next year, he had dual first solos in Kuantan (Hyatt Hotel) and Kuala Lumpur (City Hall). He graduated with a BFA at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1986 and moved to Kuala Lumpur in 1993. He joined the Conlay Art Colony commune in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. In 1999 and 2000, he received Honourable Mentions in the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards, Malaysia competitions. 107 x 107cm

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : "Siri Dunia - Road to Putrajaya", 2018
        Feb. 24, 2019

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : "Siri Dunia - Road to Putrajaya", 2018

        Est: RM18,000 - RM24,000

        One of his most recent works was no exception, painted shortly after the 14th General Election (GE-14) in May 2018. Nizar painted a prolific piece entitled ‘Road to Putrajaya’ under his Siri Dunia collection. The artwork involved a more vibrant use of colour inspiring confidence, hope and peace.

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : ALHAMDULILLAH, 2018
        Feb. 24, 2019

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : ALHAMDULILLAH, 2018

        Est: RM15,000 - RM17,000

        For Nizar Kamal Ariffin, his artworks are not mere intricately planned and structured lines. These lines are what he uses to figuratively express spirituality, freedom, faith and personal growth – all of which are interconnected in the world as in the paintings, infinite and ongoing. This is evident in Nizar’s latest work, “Alhamdulilah” a jawi word that means “Praise be to God” conveys a sense of appreciation and his belief in divinity as the orchestrator for blessings in life. This Jawi writing is also imbued into the work. The beauty of this work in both the artistic prowess and the effect it gives, as the entire methodical, complex lines are brought together in unity in such a strikingly anarchic manner. Nizar Kamal Ariffin was born on the 9th of September, 1964 in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He was a member of SENIKA, Kuantan’s state of art society. While working with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, he was appointed the Taman Seni Budaya Pahang’s Resident Artist. After having graduated from University Sains Malaysia and trained in Fine Arts and Graphics, he became a full-time artist and joined the Conlay Artist Colony in 1998 at Craft Complex Malaysia.

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Dunia Berbisik - Siri Laamin Amin, 2016
        Nov. 18, 2018

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Dunia Berbisik - Siri Laamin Amin, 2016

        Est: RM15,000 - RM20,000

        Acrylic On Canvas

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (b. 1964) Shadow Series - Akhirnya, 2009
        Oct. 28, 2018

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (b. 1964) Shadow Series - Akhirnya, 2009

        Est: RM4,000 - RM7,000

        Unlike Nizar Kamal Ariffin's famous Dalang Series, Shadow Series appear to contain a silhouette executed with rhythmic lines and strokes. The title ‘Akhirnya' (finally) gives a powerful connotation whereby one manages to overcome any circumstances and challenges. The strong bright red colour used in the composition is a symbolic color of energy, strength and power. Nizar became active when he joined Senika (Pahang Art Society) in 1984 and became a resident artist at the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang, and the next year, he had dual first solos in Kuantan (Hyatt Hotel) and Kuala Lumpur (City Hall). He graduated with a BFA at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1986 and moved to Kuala Lumpur in 1993. He joined the Conlay Art Colony commune in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. In 1999 and 2000, he received Honourable Mentions in the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards, Malaysia competitions.

        Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Garis Aman No.7, 2017
        Sep. 23, 2018

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Garis Aman No.7, 2017

        Est: RM15,000 - RM25,000

        Nizar Kamal AriffinÕs works bear a greater and deeper meaning to them. HeÕs one of those artists whoÕs constantly soul searching for truth and the discovery of the meaning of life. The lines signify spirituality, liberty, faith and personal growth, and as one can see, they are all interwoven and connected in the world (the canvas). Despite the state that the lines are in, a thick line is present in the midst of all the chaos, one that Nizar Kamal Ariffin defines as a line that Òembodies oneÕs faith in the Creator to guide one through the good and bad of lifeÓ. Other times, it may represent the ruler of a country or a district, those who are responsible for leading other people. The lighter space in this piece signifies balance in life, and contextually, it means that we need faith to have balance in life.

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Mask Series, 1999
        Jul. 08, 2018

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Mask Series, 1999

        Est: RM4,500 - RM9,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin was born on September 9, 1964 in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He is an alumnus of Fine Arts from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and he began his career by working with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, and was appointed resident artist of Taman Seni Budaya Pahang. In 1993, he moved to Kuala Lumpur and joined Angkatan Pelukis Malaysia. His passion for painting was fuelled by his desire to soul-search, leading him to re flect his findings through his artworks. His works has been exhibited in many renowned exhibitions in Malaysia as well as Singapore. NizarÕs Topeng Series is predominantly set in square format, seeking some kind of resolution from the faces of humans and their humanity, besides self-introspection

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Sejambak Aman #6, 2017
        Jul. 08, 2018

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Sejambak Aman #6, 2017

        Est: RM12,000 - RM25,000

        An artist who often searches for the meaning of life and deeply inclined with his self truth is Nizar Kamal Ari n. Sejambak Aman #6 is one of his depictions of the energy and passion channelled and transformed into art. The acrylic on canvas artwork shows his talent in fusing the colours to ignite the feeling of peace through his intricate brush technique. The lines signify spirituality, liberty, faith and personal growth, and as one can see, they are all interwoven and connected in the world (the canvas). Despite the state that the lines are in, a thick line is present in the midst of all the chaos, one that Nizar Kamal Ari n de nes as a line that Òembodies oneÕs faith in the Creator to guide one through the good and bad of lifeÓ. Other times, it may represent the ruler of a country or a district, those who are responsible for leading other people. The lighter space in this piece signi es balance in life, and contextually, it means that we need faith to have balance in life.

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Mask Series, 1999
        Jul. 08, 2018

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN : Mask Series, 1999

        Est: RM4,500 - RM9,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin's works bear a greater and deeper meaning to them. He's one of those artists who's constantly soul searching for truth and the discovery of the meaning of life. Viewing life as full of beauty, su ering and secrets, he also sees the inner beauty of time, space and mass. Being deeply connected in nding his sense of self is what drove him to art as a way to channel the passionate energy. It is said that his Mask Series was a prelude to his acquired self.

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (b. 1964) DALANG SERIES: DECONSTRUCT TO RECONSTRUCT #1, 2016, Acrylic on canvas
        Apr. 29, 2018

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (b. 1964) DALANG SERIES: DECONSTRUCT TO RECONSTRUCT #1, 2016, Acrylic on canvas

        Est: RM4,000 - RM7,000

        The Dalang Series has proved to be Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s more popular series, with one Whispering World fetching RM16,344.60 for a similar sized work at the KLAS auction on June 26, 2016. The same auction also holds his record, RM22,400, for a Siri Dunia work at its auction on March 22, 2015. Muted, pale colours serve as the backdrop, with an eclectic mix of sharp angles and curved lines whirling and crashing onto one another. Nizar became active when he joined Senika (Pahang Art Society) in 1984 and became a resident artist at the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang, and the next year, he had dual first solos in Kuantan (Hyatt Hotel) and Kuala Lumpur (City Hall). He graduated with a BFA at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1986 and moved to Kuala Lumpur in 1993. He joined the Conlay Art Colony commune in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. In 1999 and 2000, he received Honourable Mentions in the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards, Malaysia competitions.

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, Malaysia, 1964) Sejambak Mewangi #5, 2017
        Apr. 15, 2018

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, Malaysia, 1964) Sejambak Mewangi #5, 2017

        Est: RM10,000 - RM14,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin , Sejambak Mewangi #5, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, Malaysia, 1964) Sejambak Mewangi #3, 2017
        Jan. 28, 2018

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, Malaysia, 1964) Sejambak Mewangi #3, 2017

        Est: RM10,000 - RM15,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin, Sejambak Mewangi #3, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (b. 1964) DALANG SERIES DECONSTRUCT TO RECONSTRUCT #3, 2016, Acrylic on canvas
        Nov. 12, 2017

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (b. 1964) DALANG SERIES DECONSTRUCT TO RECONSTRUCT #3, 2016, Acrylic on canvas

        Est: RM4,000 - RM7,000

        It’s a monochromatic maze of earthy colours out there, and life’s a tangled web of love and deceit, hope and disappointments. The Dalang Series has proved to be Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s more popular series, with one Whispering World fetching RM16,344.60 for a similar sized work at the KLAS auction on June 26, 2016. The same auction also holds his record, RM22,400, for a Siri Dunia work at its auction on March 22, 2015. Man-made and man-built seem to be the theme in this mechanistic work, with a giant turbine whirling amidst a thickets covering what looks like a building and a tunnel. Nizar became active when he joined Senika (Pahang Art Society) in 1984 and became a resident artist at the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang, and the next year, he had a dual first solos in Kuantan (Hyatt Hotel) and Kuala Lumpur (City Hall). He graduated with a BFA at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1986, and moved to Kuala Lumpur in 1993. He joined the Conlay Art Colony commune in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. In 1999 and 2000, he received Honourable Mentions in the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards – Malaysia competitions.

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, Malaysia, 1964) Sejambak Mewangi #6, 2017
        Oct. 15, 2017

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, Malaysia, 1964) Sejambak Mewangi #6, 2017

        Est: RM10,000 - RM15,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin Sejambak Mewangi #6, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, Malaysia, 1964) Siri Pohon Beringin - Daerah #13, 2012
        Jul. 30, 2017

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, Malaysia, 1964) Siri Pohon Beringin - Daerah #13, 2012

        Est: RM5,000 - RM12,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin Siri Pohon Beringin - Daerah #13, 2012 Acrylic on canvas 152 x 152 cm

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, Malaysia, 1964) Dalang Series "Siri Dunia Garis Aman #6", 2016
        Jul. 30, 2017

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, Malaysia, 1964) Dalang Series "Siri Dunia Garis Aman #6", 2016

        Est: RM10,000 - RM14,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin Dalang Series "Siri Dunia Garis Aman #6", 2016 Acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, 1964) Siri Pohon Beringin - Daerah #10, 2012
        May. 14, 2017

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, 1964) Siri Pohon Beringin - Daerah #10, 2012

        Est: RM5,000 - RM12,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin Siri Pohon Beringin - Daerah #10, 2012 Acrylic on canvas 167 x 137 cm

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (b. 1964) BISIK BISIK #2, 2016, Acrylic on canvas
        Apr. 23, 2017

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (b. 1964) BISIK BISIK #2, 2016, Acrylic on canvas

        Est: RM5,000 - RM8,000

        A cavalcade of 121 miniature faces with randomly cut features decked in an 11-panel by 11-panel frame, is like as the title suggests, an echo of whispers. In his Topeng Series mostly set in square format, Nizar Kamal Ariffin seeks some kind of resolution from the faces of humans and their humanity, besides self-introspection. The year he started his Topeng, in 1998, he also became a fulltime artist and joined the Conlay artist’s colony in Kuala Lumpur. In 1999 and 2000, he received Honourable Mentions in the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards – Malaysia competitions. Nizar became active when he joined Senika (Pahang Art Society) in 1984 and became a resident artist at the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang, and the next year, he had a dual first solos in Kuantan (Hyatt Hotel) and Kuala Lumpur (City Hall). He graduated with a BFA at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1986, and moved to Kuala Lumpur in 1993.

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      • Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, 1964) Sejambak Aman #5, 2017
        Mar. 12, 2017

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin (B. Pahang, 1964) Sejambak Aman #5, 2017

        Est: RM10,000 - RM15,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin Sejambak AMAN #5, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN Sejambak Aman #2, 2016 Acrylic on canvas
        Jan. 15, 2017

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN Sejambak Aman #2, 2016 Acrylic on canvas

        Est: RM12,000 - RM18,000

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN Sejambak Aman #2, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (b. 1964) Faces And Face - Landscape Kota #4, 2008, Acrylic on canvas
        Nov. 06, 2016

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (b. 1964) Faces And Face - Landscape Kota #4, 2008, Acrylic on canvas

        Est: RM6,000 - RM8,000

        Nizar Kamal Ariffin plays with intricate thread-like interwoven permutations that invite scrutiny. Whether in a square or mandala-like circle, the lines and meshwork within relate to personal growth, freedom and spirituality. Nizar graduated in Fine Arts and Graphic Design from Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang in 1986. He was a resident artist at the Artist's Colony at the Kuala Lumpur Conlay Craft Complex in 1998, and is now attached to the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang. He is a member of the Pahang Art Society (Senika).

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (B. Pahang, 1964) Dalang Series “Siri Dunia Garis Aman #1”, 2006
        Oct. 23, 2016

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (B. Pahang, 1964) Dalang Series “Siri Dunia Garis Aman #1”, 2006

        Est: RM14,000 - RM22,000

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (B. Pahang, 1964) Dalang Series “Siri Dunia Garis Aman #1”, 2006 Signed and dated “NIZAR 2016” on lower middle Signed and dated “NIZAR 2016” on the reverse artist, title, date, medium and dimensions inscribed on the reverse Acrylic on canvas 123 x 123 cm

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (B. Pahang, 1964) Siri Dunia - Garis Lunak #6, 2016 Acrylic on canvas
        Sep. 04, 2016

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (B. Pahang, 1964) Siri Dunia - Garis Lunak #6, 2016 Acrylic on canvas

        Est: RM18,000 - RM24,000

        For Nizar Kamal Ariffin, his artworks are not mere intricately planned and structured lines. These lines are what he uses to figuratively express spirituality, freedom, faith and personal growth - all of which are interconnected in the world as in the paintings, infinite and ongoing. The beauty is in both the artistic prowess and the effect it gives, as the entire methodical, complex lines are brought together in unity in such a strikingly anarchic manner. Nizar Kamal Ariffin was born on the 9th of September, 1964 in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He was a member of SENIKA, Kuantan's state of art society. While working with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, he was appointed the Taman Seni Budaya Pahang's Resident Artist. After having graduated from University Sains of Malaysia and trained in Fine Arts and Graphics, he became a full-time artist and joined the Conlay Artist Colony in 1998 at Craft Complex Malaysia.

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (B. Pahang, 1964) Mask Series, 2001 Acrylic on canvas
        Sep. 04, 2016

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (B. Pahang, 1964) Mask Series, 2001 Acrylic on canvas

        Est: RM4,500 - RM8,000

        Nizar, born September 9, 1964, hails from Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He joined Senika, Pahang’s art society in 1984. He worked at the Ministry of Culture and Youth and was appointed resident artist at Taman Seni Budaya Pahang. In 1986, he studied Fine Arts and Graphics at University Sains Malaysia. After graduating, he continued to paint arduously, moving to Kuala Lumpur in 1993 to paint at Central Market and Angkatan Pelukis SeMalaysia House. In 1998, he became a full-time artist and eventually joined the Artists Colony at Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex. Nizar believes that in the final analysis, everyone is the same. One may lead a privileged life, a life full of suffering or success, but as Nizar portrays, his subjects are just unidentifiable silhouettes. When one looks at the painting, one cannot differentiate the powerful from the subservient, the beautiful from the ugly, and the rich from the poor. Everyone is equal. Everything is open to each viewer’s own personal interpretation. Nizar’s relentless search for truth and the meaning of life, deep in his soul, is transformed into passionate energy, subsequently channeling said energy into his paintings. He produces vigorous works, sculpting the surfaces vigorously with his agile yet meticulous strokes.

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (B. Pahang, 1964) Dalang Series “Dunia Berbisik Whispering World #14”, 2015
        Jun. 26, 2016

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (B. Pahang, 1964) Dalang Series “Dunia Berbisik Whispering World #14”, 2015

        Est: RM8,000 - RM14,000

        Signed and dated “NIZAR 2015” on lower middle Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (B. Pahang, 1978) 'Dalang Series - World Whispering #11 (Bisik Insyallah)'
        Apr. 24, 2016

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (B. Pahang, 1978) 'Dalang Series - World Whispering #11 (Bisik Insyallah)'

        Est: RM7,000 - RM11,000

        Signed and dated "Nizar 2015" on lower middle Signed, titled and dated on reverse

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      • NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (B. Pahang, 1964) 'Siri Pohon Beringin "Daerah #13" '
        Jan. 31, 2016

        NIZAR KAMAL ARIFFIN (B. Pahang, 1964) 'Siri Pohon Beringin "Daerah #13" '

        Est: RM5,000 - RM9,000

        Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

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