Description: A sketch of bodies in motion, graceful and powerful. Yusof Ghani captures the essence of dance in this piece, and these figures are seemingly dancing in the air, their toes and feet off the ground. Yusof Ghani worked as an artist-illustrator at the Agriculture Ministry (1967), instructor in the Fisheries Institute, Penang (1971) and a graphic artist at Radio-Television Malaysia (1977) before he got a scholarship to obtain his BFA at the George Mason University in the United States (1981), and MFA at the Catholic University in Washington, USA (1983). On his return, he lectured at the Universiti ITM with the rank of Associate Professor. But he is better known for his series of paintings – Tari, Topeng, Wayang, Hijau, Segerak, Biring, Wajah and Ombak. His Tapak Gallery and studio organised the Shah Alam Biennale involving artists from 15 countries in 2016. In April 2017, Yusof Ghani made his London debut with an exhibition, Segerak VI – Transcendent Figures, at the Asia House, and the show was well received.
Dimensions: 27cm x 37cm
Artist or Maker: YUSOF GHANI
Medium: Charcoal on paper
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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