Lot 043

b. Negeri Sembilan, 1949


Signed and dated 'Taj 11/02' (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
168cm x 106cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur.

ESTIMATE  RM 20,000 - 30,000

Executed in bold colour, form and composition, Red Landscape No. 9 illustrates swaying trees in mild gestural strokes against blue skies, while the lower three quarter of the Lyrical Abstraction composition resembles Mark Rothko’s Orange and Yellow distinguished by nuanced layers of shades marked by the cream horizon. The Colour Field style application is valiantly divided by a vertical line distilling a sense of simplicity and serenity in this superbly composed work of abstract.

Tajuddin is an all-rounder in the realm of arts and design adept in Fine Art, Interior Design and Architecture. After graduating from UiTM, he studied Graphic Design at the Art Centre College of Design, Los Angeles, USA in 1974. He pursued his post-graduate in Interior Architecture at Pratt Institute, New York from 1979 to 1981. He was Associate Professor in Fine Art and Interior Design at UiTM from 1975 to 2004. He has received numerous awards including the Major Award, National Drawing Competition (1977), Minor Award, National Graphics Arts (1978), Minor Award, Salon Malaysia (1979), Minor Award logo for Malaysian Design Council (1994) and Major Award for the logo for Open University Malaysia (2001). He is now Assistant Professor and Academic Adviser to Sunway University’s Fine Art department.