Description: Orange and black are colours commonly associated with the evening sunset and the eventual transition into night. Here, Suzlee Ibrahim gives prominence to black and red, with energetic blacks overpowering the orange and yellow portions of the piece.Suzlee Ibrahim works in series which are easily identifiable by the place or subject, in this case Pulau Pangkor, off Lumut. His other series in a 31-year painting career include Belantara, Batik, Ombak, Sakura, Melody, Movement, Sahara, Space, Summer, Turquoise, Monsoon, Meditation, Waterfalls and Gestures. He graduated from the Mara Institute of Technology in 1987, but started lecturing in his alma-mater from 1993-2009 (part-time 1993-1996), after a stint in advertising. He is now lecturing at the National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (Aswara). He has taken part in exhibitions in more than 20 countries including solos in Denmark (Remise Academy, Brande) and Macedonia (Kicevo art colony). In 2010, he took part in the Tunisia Art Festival Workshop in Monastir. He had a mini survey show called, Suzlee Ibrahim: 30 Years Journey, at The Art People Gallery in Klang, from July to September 2016. His awards include: Tokoh Seni Anugerah Citra Kencana UKM in 2011; the Japan-Malaysia Art Friendship Ambassador (2007) and the Emaar Art Symposium Outstanding Creative Excellence Award, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2005). The recent Sotheby’s Hong Kong April 2018 auction sale saw his work sold for HKD 237,500.
Dimensions: 92cm x 92cm
Artist or Maker: SUZLEE IBRAHIM
Medium: Acrylic and oil on canvas
Provenance: Private collection, Selangor
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