Description: Yusof Majid is known for his quirky almost-British humour of surreal, whimsical situations mostly involving people of Lilliputian size. Less is often more in Yusof Majid’s mantra and the diminutive figures only attract attention because all other objects around them are amplified. Two figures, a lovey-dovey couple, are shown around a baobab-like tree on top of a hill, in what is presumably a secret tryst. That it is at night, only adds a sinister edge to the nocturnal tryst. The man, it seems, looks set to fly off to the moon holding a white balloon, holding the girl’s hand tightly, bringing her for an unforgettable adventurous trip. Part fantasy, part romance, such love, such freedom. Artist-gallerist Yusof Majid is a mid-career artist who has spent the first 27 years of his life in Britain, where he was born. He graduated with a BFA from The Chelsea School of Art in London in 1991, and a Master’s in 1992. He moved back to Malaysia for good in 1995, and started exhibiting first at Valentine Willie Fine Art (Quiet Concerns, 2003) before starting his own gallery, Darling Muse, and then Pace Gallery, which has been changed to Nadine Fine Art. His first solo was held at the Municipal Hall in Bergerac, France. His recent two solos were The Peninsular Series (2013) and Cherry Blossoms & The Rain Forest (2016), at his gallery.
Dimensions: 77cm x 102cm
Artist or Maker: YUSOF MAJID
Medium: Oil on canvas
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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