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Lot 052

AHMAD ZAKII ANWAR
b. Johor, 1955

STILL LIFE, 2003


Signed and dated 'Ahmad Zakii Anwar 03' (lower right)
Oil on canvas
71cm x 71cm


PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Singapore


ESTIMATE  RM 12,000 - 15,000
PRICE REALISED  RM 30,800

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I would say that I am inspired by life. But specifically, as a realist I am interested in forms and most importantly in its essence. The relationship between various forms provides the basis for my work. I often see the painting in my mind before I start. It is this vision that I trust rather than the idea behind it.” – Ahmad Zakii Anwar

Better known as Zakii, the artist has emerged as one of the most exciting, engaging and eloquent “urban realist” artists in the region. Trained as a graphic designer at the Mara Institute of Technology, Zakii then entered the advertising industry, creating some iconic graphics of his time before turning to fine art practice. His creative advertising images then led him on to fine art, where he now enjoys much prominence as one of Malaysia’s most promising contemporary artists. Since 1975, Zakii has exhibited extensively throughout Asia and USA .