Description: This piece depicts a machine-powered horse, and a vulture tearing off its flesh, scavenging a meal. Judging from the backdrop — a ferris wheel and a circus tent (reminiscent old memories) — and the mechanical horse’s get-up, it would seem that the horse was built for entertainment purposes, dressed up as clown (like a fool), to please the crowd. The diary sketches (inside the wooden frame at the bottom) of skeleton and laughing face further enhanced the effect. Suhaidi Razi graduated with a BFA in 1999 and MFA in 2005 at UiTM Shah Alam. He has won several prizes but the major one is the Nokia Art Award in 2002. He also won the Major Award in the Pahang painting competition (2003), Johor Historical Building (2004) and numerous Minor Awards, Grand Prize in Life-drawing (Pesta Anggerik, Galeri Shah Alam, 2004), Traditional Malay House Design (Malacca, 2006), Historical Painting Johor (2008), Nature Terengganu (2008), Historical Terengganu (2009). His first solos Rainforest and A Sanctuary, were held at the Batang Ai Longhouse Resort and KL Hilton respectively in 1997. Then came Passage at NN Gallery in 2011, Dream Pipes at Galeri Chandan in 2012, Imagine The Imagination at White Box Publika in 2013, and Paradox (organised by Curate Henry Butcher) at Galeri Prima in 2017. He was selected for a solo show booth in Art Expo Malaysia Plus (2017).
Dimensions: 111cm x 153cm
Artist or Maker: SUHAIDI RAZI
Medium: Mixed media
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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