Description: One of the founding members of the cult Matahati artist’s cooperative, Ahmad Shukri has been consistently creating awareness on the environment and the balance with other living entities like insects and animals through his inimitable works. This set is evident of that, with the dominant use of butterflies and flora as the core motif.Ahmad Shukri graduated from the Mara Institute of Technology in 1991. He first tasted success when he won the 1st Prize in the one-off Malaysian Art Open at Galeri Petronas in 1994, with his work of chloroformed butterflies. In 1997, he won the Major Award in the Young Contemporary Artists (Bakat Muda Sezaman) competition and the Juror’s Choice Award in the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards finals in the Philippines. He was also in the top 5 Malaysian-level winners in the 1999 Asean Art Awards. He was chosen for the Asean Art Show at the Fukuoka Art Museum in 1994. Shukri took part in the Sharjah Biennale (2003), residencies like Rimbun Dahan (2003), the Echt in Amsterdam, the Netherland (2013), and workshops in Bangladesh and Denmark (2002). His solos include 92939495969798 and Ahmad Shukri (Art Salon, KL, 1998 and 2001), Boy And Girl (Taksu, KL, 2002), Virus (Art Seasons Singapore, 2003), Fitting Room (XOAS, KL, 2005), Golden Gate (Pace Gallery, 2012), Kaki Jual (Nadine Fine Art, 2016), and Made In Malaysia (The Edge Galerie, 2017). The exhibition, Warning: Tapir Crossing, marked the opening of the Patisatu gallery and studio in 2009.
Dimensions: 45cm x 41cm; 43cm x 45cm (set of 2)
Artist or Maker: AHMAD SHUKRI MOHAMED
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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