Lot 139: SAMSUDIN WAHAB (b. 1984) SELF-PORTRAIT (BLACK SKULL), 2013, Oil on canvas

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Description: Death stares at us, the inevitability and certainty of it a constant in our daily lives, edging ever close to the end. Inspired by Memento Mori objects, Samsudin Wahab created this poignant self-portrait which speaks volumes about the transitory nature of life. This is an extraordinary self portrait, probably a reflection of the artist’s mood at that time during the transition period of his life, battling huge pressure from collectors, galleries, and himself. In 2009, he won the Malaysia Emerging Artists Award and was resident-artist at Rimbun Dahan. He was awarded Khazanah Nasional’s residency in Mumbai, India, in 2010. In 2013, he won the Juror’s Award in the Young Contemporary Artists competition (Bakat Muda Sezaman). He won 2nd Prize in the Goethe-Institute’s Salon Meets Art in 2007 and a Consolation Prize in the Tanjung Heritage competition in 2005. Samsudin Wahab obtained his BFA, Majoring in Printmaking, from Universiti ITM in 2007, and his Fine Art Diploma in 2005. He co-founded the printmaking collective, Cetak Kolektif, and was a member of Sebiji Padi Studio and SO Sound. His solos include Enough (Taksu, 2008), Not Enough (Galeri Chandan, 2010), Self-Parody (Rimbun Dahan, 2010), etc. In recent years, he participated in shows at National Art Gallery Malaysia, G13 Gallery, Fergana Art, A+ Works Of Art, etc.
Dimensions: 60cm x 42cm
Artist or Maker: SAMSUDIN WAHAB
Medium: Oil on canvas
Date: 2013
Provenance: Private collection, Selangor
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