Lot 111

b. Kelantan, 1969


Inscribed 'ahmad shukri mhd 2003' on reverse
Mixed media on canvas
56cm x 56cm

Private Collection, Singapore.

ESTIMATE  RM 2,500 - 4,000


Deriving from Ahmad Shukri Mohamed’s third solo exhibition titled Virus held in Singapore in 2003, this piece sees an early progress in his artistic endeavours by illustrating random objects in collage and print technique on canvas. The impeccable placement of these forms create stimulating visuals in an ambiguous space.

Ahmad Shukri Mohamed is one of the founding members of the cult artists co-operative Matahati which had a major exhibition Matahati Ke Matadunia in Los Angeles, United States of America in 2009. One of his major works of ‘chloroformed’ butterflies won him First Prize in the Malaysian Art Open at Galeri Petronas in 1994. He was trained at the Universiti Institut Teknologi MARA graduating with a BFA in 1991, the year he won the Minor Award in the Young Contemporary Artists exhibition at the National Art Gallery. He also won the national-level Philip Morris Asean Art Awards in 1999. He was invited for prestigious exhibitions such as the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates in 2003, the Asian Art Biennale in Bangladesh in 2001 and the Asean Art Show at Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan in 1994. In 2003, he was selected for the Rimbun Dahan artist’s residency. He had his first two solo shows titled 939495969798 and Ahmad Shukri at Art Salon, Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and 2001 respectively and in 2005 when the gallery was renamed XOAS Gallery in an exhibition called Fitting Room. His other one-man shows include Boy & Girl (2002), Virus (2003), Warning: Tapir Crossing (2007) and Golden Gate (2012). His work titled Miracle (2012) was displayed at the first Malaysian Eye this year and the artwork image also graces the cover of the important reference publication, Malaysian Eye: Contemporary Malaysian Art.