Lot 077

Amron Omar
b. Kedah, 1957

Pertarungan, 1999

signed and dated (lower right)
charcoal on paper
54 x 37cm

Private collection, Selangor

ESTIMATE RM 12,000 – 20,000

A reflection of Amron Omar’s personal battle in life, Pertarungan stems from the Malay tradition — particularly from the world of martial arts — which shows the spirit and character of the Malay community in the local context. The silat theme symbolises strength, determination and confidence: the key elements in overcoming challenges in life. Amron is known as one of the most proficient figurative painters due to his sharp observation in depicting his subject matter in a realistic manner.

Amron Omar attended Institut Teknologi MARA (ITM) from 1976 to 1980. He was awarded the Young Contemporary Artists Minor Award (for Self Portrait) in 1982 and received the Silver Award at the Sime Darby Art Asia Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur in 1985. In 2012, Amron presented a major solo exhibition entitled Pertarungan that showcased over 150 artworks at National Art Gallery Malaysia and was officiated by Tun Daim Zainuddin.