Lot 131: AHMAD ZAKII ANWAR (b. 1955) UNTITLED, 1998, Oil on canvas

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Description: Intimate in scale, modest in subject, yet a quiet strength is found beneath the surface. Household wares such as this ceramic pot is rendered in Zakii’s iconic composition of minimal amount of objects and delicate painting techniques. The acclaimed still life series attests to Zakii’s skill at rendering the basic forms and tactile qualities of simple objects and specific textures. Filled with sensual emotion, atmospheric effects of light and shadow, this work is a superior example from the artist’s acclaimed oeuvre. After graduating with Graphic Design from the Mara Institute of Technology in 1977, Ahmad Zakii had a lucrative career in Advertising but decided to switch to Fine Art. He was an immediate hit with his cool Smokers Series (1997) and his dark vignettes of urban realism. A series of significant solos abroad and at home led to his major mid-career survey exhibition called Disclosure at Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, in 2008. His solos abroad include Presence (New York, 1999); Shadowland (Hong Kong, 2001); Sublimal (The Philippines and also Thailand, 2006); Baik Art (South Korea, 2013); in Indonesia – Borobudur, Amanjiwa, Arangbali (2004), Kota Sunyi (2007), Nafsu (2010); and in Singapore – Paintings Drawings and Prints 1991-2007 (2007), Bones & Sinews (2011), Being (2009), Primordial Dream (2005) and Distant Gamelan (1981). His Kuala Lumpur solos include Kota Sepi (VWFA, 2012), Icons (Richard Koh Fine Art, 2005) and Interpreter Of Desires (Taksu, 2003).
Dimensions: 42cm x 42cm
Artist or Maker: AHMAD ZAKII ANWAR
Medium: Oil on canvas
Date: 1998
Provenance: Private collection, Selangor
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