Description: Anisa recalled, “Living in Ampang since young, I see people, cars, motorcycles passing by as I ride on bus. Love seeing the tall buildings, sometimes old ones, and signboards that are everywhere. I see the different colours in it, and the names of roads really inspire me...”Jalan Tun HS Lee, formerly known as Jalan Bandar (and High Street before that), runs through Kuala Lumpur Chinatown, and remains a commercial hotspot to this day. The road spans 1.8km, and starts from Jalan Gereja to Jalan Syed Putra. Heritage buildings and landmarks are still present, though the wave of commercialisation has changed the locale, with commercial activity concentrated near the Masjid Jamek LRT station. Born in Warsaw in Poland, Anisa spent her early life following her diplomat father’s posting in Poland, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia but she was posted back to Malaysia to give her a Malaysian education. She graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art from IKIP College, Kuantan, Pahang, in 2005-2008, and a BFA from the Universiti Mara Institute of Technology, majoring in Painting, in 2008-2010. She was awarded a NAFA artist’s residency in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2012. Her first solo Cebis-Cebis was held at Galeri Chandan, and was officiated by the Sultan of Selangor. In the November 2017 Henry Butcher Art Auction, her oil pastel on canvas of size 85cm x 206 cm was sold for RM 11,200.
Dimensions: 78cm x 137cm
Artist or Maker: ANISA ABDULLAH
Medium: Oil pastel on boxboard
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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