Description: In 2012, Najib Ahmad Bamadhaj held his first solo exhibition titled Great Migration at Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. Thoughtful and provocative, the series is a reflection on the prevalent commodification and depletion of natural resources. The unprecedented growth of economic expansion has resulted in the re-ordering of spatial territory and industrial development, which leads to the extinction of animal species due to illegal poaching, climate and pollution. Fauna is Najib’s forte, and this piece is just another example of his familiarity with the subject matter. Najib graduated with a BFA (Hons), majoring in Painting, from the Universiti ITM in 2010. He secured his Diploma from the Lendu, Malacca, campus in 2008. His awards include the Malacca TYT Action Portrait (2007), finalist in the MRCB Art Award (2008), 2nd Prize in Johor Open (2009), 1st Prize in both the Tanjung Heritage and Nandos competitions (2010) and Visual Arts Award (National Art Gallery, 2011). His solos entitled ‘Great Migration’ and ‘Survival’ were held in Taksu Galleries in Kuala Lumpur (2012) and Singapore (2015) respectively. Najib had also taken part in Art Stage Singapore (2016, 2017), Art Kaohsiung (2015, 2016), Art Expo Malaysia (2013-2017) and the Gwangju Biennale (2016).
Dimensions: 213.5cm x 122.5cm
Artist or Maker: NAJIB AHMAD BAMADHAJ
Medium: Mixed media on jute
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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