Description: War, enmity and the Fall of Man come about when there is a breakdown in communications, and dialogue is the most underrated virtue. Whether it is a dialogue with one’s self or others, or with Nature and by extension, the Almighty, there is always the search for resolution, closure or a certain truth. It is a spiritual journey in overcoming one’s own ego, pride and the hypocrisies. Sabri Salleh’s Dialogue Series etches a human configuration as a living entity amidst the flux of life paint, with confetti of coloured paper as mood triggers, mostly of the happy kind. Sabri Salleh studied at the Sain Academy of Art, Penang, now defunct. He has been with the Conlay Art Colony in Kuala Lumpur for the last 20 years, but unfortunately the art commune had to make way for development this June. In 1996, he scored double success with the Major Award in the Penang Young Artists competition and also his first solo called Expressi at Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, which was followed by another at the NST Gallery in 2010. He was given the title, Outstanding Artist, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum. In the Henry Butcher November 2017 auction, his work Untitled (2005) sold for RM7,840.
Dimensions: 74cm x 104cm
Artist or Maker: SABRI SALLEH
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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