Lot 16

b. Kedah, 1974

BLOTCH, 2007

Signed and dated 'FAUZULYUSRI 2007' (lower right)
Mixed media on canvas
135cm x 117cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur.

ESTIMATE  RM 8,000 - 10,000


Known for his distinctively naïve stylistic manner of painting, Fauzul Yusri captures his audience with the sophistication of his mark-makings. Presented here is Blotch, a large-scale abstract work on a white background painted over in patches of ivory, grey and brown. His intuitive gestures of brushworks, juxtaposition of colours and scrawls of lines and dots create a construction of harmonious composition. At the top left edge of the painting sees the silhouette of a couple of bisons - resembling the shapes in the Cave of Altamira in Spain famous for its Upper Paleolithic cave paintings featuring drawings and polychrome rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands – while in the right corner of the middle section sees a brown hued splotch with an engraving that resembles a house.

Fauzul Yusri graduated from Universiti Institut Teknologi MARA in Shah Alam in 1999 and since then has been exhibiting in various galleries in Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. He was granted his first solo by Elm Quay Fine Arts in 2001 which was simply titled Works on Canvas followed by Cages in 2003. His other solo exhibitions included Pop Primitive (2004), Neolithic (2006), Ground (2007), Raw (2009), Play (2009), Guris (2011) and more recently, Coreng (2013) at Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. He has also participated in numerous group shows since 1996 with leading art galleries namely Pace Gallery, National Art Gallery Malaysia, Soka Gakkai Malaysia, Valentine Willie Fine Art, NN Gallery and more. Fauzul Yusri also received special Mentions in the Young Contemporary Artists in 2002 and Bank Negara’s Kijang Awards in 2004. His work has been collected by numerous private collectors, corporates and institutions such as Bank Negara Malaysia, EQ Fine Arts Gallery Kuala Lumpur, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad, National Art Gallery Malaysia and Seksan Design to name but a few.