b. Kedah, 1974
DI DINDING, 2014
Signed and dated 'Fauzulyusri 2014' (lower right)
Mixed media on jute
153cm x 153cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur.
ESTIMATE RM 10,000 - 15,000
PRICE REALISED RM 16,800
Di Dinding (On the Wall) depicts an epically witty illustration of haphazard doodles and words hand-drawn over a murky shade of green with hints of white, beige, yellow and red. Fauzul Yusri’s sporadic childlike drawings of sunflower, dinosaur, stickwoman, human faces, elephant, sailboat, among other instinctive scrawls with words such as ‘bentuk’ (shape), ‘don’t’, ‘keras’, and a Jawi writing ‘بإك يڅ لكرن’ which reads ‘lakaran yang baik’ (a good sketch) on the left side of the artwork are humorous and visually engaging.
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.