Lot 008

b. Kedah, 1974


Signed and dated 'Fauzul  02' (lower right)
48" x 54" 2002' on reverse
Mixed media on canvas
123cm x 137cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur;
acquired through Elm Quay Fine Arts, Kuala Lumpur.

ESTIMATE  RM 8,000 - 12,000

Known for his distinctively naïve stylistic manner of painting, Fauzul Yusri captures his audience with the sophistication of his mark-makings. Presented here is an early piece dated 2002, in landscape panel illustrating black on shades of light blue paint with intentional gestural lines and scribbles visible against the dark tones. Conceived prior to the development of his later naïve doodling and word scrawling, this intense work of abstraction focuses on colour coordination and intuitive markings.

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.