SHARIFAH FATIMAH SYED ZUBIR, DATO'
b. Kedah, 1948
SIRI GUNUNG JATI, 1993
Inscribed ‘Sharifah Fatimah Zubir Siri Gunung Jati 1993
Acrylic modelling paste’ (reverse)
Acrylic and modelling paste on canvas
45cm x 34cm
Private collection, Penang.
ESTIMATE RM 3,000 - 4,000
PRICE REALISED RM 13,200
|Gunung Jati exists in South East Sulawesi in Indonesia but despite the thickset triangular mass in the eponymous painting, the forms are rendered light, even ethereal with the broken strokes executed with a palette knife. This work was done in between her two Touch The Earth solo exhibitions in 1992 (Galeri Seni Maybank, Kuala Lumpur) and 1996 (GaleriCitra, Kuala Lumpur). The textures are inspired by the Petra rock formations in Jordan in 1990.
Graduated from UiTM (Universiti Teknologi MARA) in Malaysia, Reading University in England and Pratt Institute in the United States, Sharifah has participated in numerous local and international exhibitions. Awarded the Major Award in the Salon Malaysia Competition in 1979, and a Minor Award in the Young Contemporary Artists Competition in 1981, Sharifah was the curator at National Art Gallery, Malaysia from 1982 to 1989. Her works are held in the collections of public institutions, local and international museums, banks and corporations.
Sharifah Fatimah Syed Zubir: Notes of A Journey 40@60, Artfolio, Kuala Lumpur, 2008.