Lot 21: SYED SALLEH MUSTAFFA (b. 1945) UNTITLED, 1995, Mixed media on cardboard

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April 29, 2018, 1:00 PM SGT
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Description: The ‘Allah’ appellation outlined and in Arabic and in white blooms divinely on top of a tree trunk and is framed by a broad rectangle beauty of Allah’s creations, particularly manifested in Nature. Such divine beauty creates an awe and wonder and leads the believer closer to his or her Lord. “It is Allah who has made for you the earth as a resting place, and the sky as a canopy, and has given you shape – and made your shapes beautiful, and has provided for you Sustenance (Gafir 40:64). Thus, everything in the universe has been created beautiful, with purpose and in proportion and measure, both qualitatively and quantitatively (al-Qama 54:49). For the artist Syed Salleh Mustaffa, these 1990s works represent a distillation of his earlier more raw and tangled natural forms. They are more structured, using colours that are more subdued and reticent. Syed Salleh Mustaffa graduated from the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1988, after having been trained at the Specialist Teachers Training Institute (1973). He had his first two solos at Gallery Six, Kuala Lumpur, and Galeria Penang in 1982 and 1983 respectively. He started making an impact when he joined the Utara group and took part in its exhibitions in 1988, 2007 and the grand comeback in 2011 called UTARA After Three Decades.
Dimensions: 152cm x 52cm
Artist or Maker: SYED SALLEH MUSTAFFA
Medium: Mixed media on cardboard
Date: 1995
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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