Description: Raja Shahriman is among the few Malaysian artists who have risen to attain high-level mastery in the field of contemporary sculpture. Silat the Malay martial art became a symbol for the rise of strength, one that came instilled with spiritual traditions of knighthood and philosophical framework. This lot on offer, Harimau Berantai, depicts a warrior as courageous as tiger in standing position equipped with various weapons poised for battle, creating a visual dialogue between contemporary issues and traditional Malay beliefs. Raja Shahriman graduated with a BFA, majoring in Sculpture, from the Universiti ITM in 1990. He taught briefly at the Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur. He won the Minor Award at the Salon Malaysia in 1991 and the Asia-Pacific Cultural Industry Award in 2009. He was chosen for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, Australia, in 1996. His monumental sculptures include Growth With Equity, Taman Wawasan, KL, Bumi Penyatuan, Makmur Abadi, Wira Perkasa (Perak), and several commissioned for the Sultan Abu Bakar Museum in Pekan. Pelita Hati Gallery of Art organised most of his solos. His solos include Semangat Besi which was held at Galeri Petronas in early 2000s, Nafas at National Art Gallery Malaysia and Utterly Art in Singapore, 2004 and 2005. Raja Shahriman is undoubtedly one of the best sculptors in Malaysia.
Dimensions: 117cm x 88cm x 37cm
Artist or Maker: RAJA SHAHRIMAN BIN RAJA AZIDDIN
Medium: Forged and fabricated metal
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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