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Lot 08

b. Perak, 1972


Signed and dated ‘Mior Rizzuan Rosli 09' lower right
Charcoal on paper
100cm x 85cm

Private collection, Kuala Lumpur

ESTIMATE  RM 3,000 - 4,000

Mior Rizzuan Rosli has had over 10 years of experience as a commissioned portrait artist.  Self taught, Mior’s medium of choice is charcoal powder and his artworks are recognisable for their realistic yet expressive depictions of figures and still lifes. Mior’s compelling and thought provoking images deal with issues concerning society, culture, politics as well as religion.

Mior has exhibited at various galleries since 2000 including Pelita Hati Gallery of Art, Moma Fine Arts Gallery, Galeri Shah Alam, Kuantan Art Museum and National Art Gallery Malaysia. He also participated in the Affordable Art Fair in Singapore in 2011.

Second Thought shows a shift in his work from creating relatively straightforward portraits that convey messages through expression and gesture, to images that require more thought. The piece shows a man with his face lifted upwards, held by his hands, superimposed with a ghostly twin image of himself turned at another angle. The facial expression on his face is brooding, lost in contemplation. It is clear by title and image that the piece is about being split in decision or in thought while the sombre expression on the face and the pose seem to suggest issues of self image or body dysmorphia.

Urban Art, Pelita Hati Gallery of Art, Kuala Lumpur 2012