Description: In this piece no colour dominates or overpowers the other; you will find no neon yellows and reds calling out for your attention. Rather, this piece is an exercise in harmony, that even the brightest and darkest colours of the spectrum (from red to dark blue) can co-exist, even with occasional overlapping. Dato’ Sharifah recently celebrated her 50th in art-making with her Song Of Eucalyptus solo exhibition at the Segaris Art Centre, Kuala Lumpur, from Sept 5 to Oct 31, 2017. She has come a long way since she graduated from the pioneering batch of fine art students from the Mara Institute of Technology (now a university) in 1971. She studied for her BFA at the Reading University, England, in 1973-1976, and her MFA at the Pratt Institute, New York, in 1976-1978, under the JDR III Fund fellowship. She won the Minor Award in the Malaysian Landscape competition in 1972 and the Young Contemporary Artists (Bakat Muda Sezaman) in 1981. Her biggest break came in 1979 when she won the coveted Major Award in the Salon Malaysia 1979. Her first solo at the Alpha Gallery in Singapore in 1972 dealt with organic shapes. Then, in 1983, there was her Nursiyah (Dark Light) phase, before the tactile Touch The Earth dual exhibitions and the textile-based Garden Of The Heart.
Dimensions: 35cm x 25cm
Artist or Maker: SHARIFAH FATIMAH SYED ZUBIR, DATO’
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Date: c. early 1980s
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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