b. Pahang, 1971
Signed and dated 'ISMADI 2003' (lower left)
Oil on canvas
147cm x 129.5cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur.
ESTIMATE RM 8,000 - 12,000
PRICE REALISED RM 7,840
Hinggap (Perch) is an expressive piece by abstract extraordinaire, Ismadi Sallehudin combining the neutral palette of black, white and a subtle hint of grey-green and grey-blue with gestural brush marks that create a muted speediness and movement across the canvas.
Ismadi Sallehudin explores the relationship of nature and life in his works. A fine art graduate of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in 1994, he attained his Masters Degree in Art and Design from De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom in 1999. Besides painting, Ismadi is also adept in etching, drawing and monotype print. His works have been exhibited extensively at home and abroad. His roles as an art educator included lecturing at UiTM (1994 to 1997) and Kolej Bandar Utama (1995 to 1997). He has also held numerous academic positions such as Head of Programme, Kolej Shahputra-UiTM (2008), Deputy Dean, University College Shahputra, Pahang (2011) and he currently serves as Dean of Faculty of Fine Art, Akademi Seni Budaya & Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA ), Kuala Lumpur.