Description: Semangat Besi series is structured upon the concept of Silat, The Malay martial art and captures their movement, steely determination, and resilient spirit. The sculpting process shows dynamic poses in the form of a warrior and exudes boundless energy with grace. In Semangat Besi 33, Raja Shahriman captures the ready for battle position by depicting a palm flattened and straight, while the other firmly grips on an iron weapon. Rich in motion and momentum, the subject’s framework is balanced and anchored by a solid base structure. 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: 90cm x 63cm x 31cm
Artist or Maker: RAJA SHAHRIMAN BIN RAJA AZIDDIN
Medium: Forged and fabricated metal
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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