b. Kedah, 1962
KU PINANG PUTERI GUNUNG LEDANG, 1994
Signed and dated 'Zulkifli Yusoff 94' (lower right)
Mixed media on paper
55cm x 75cm
Private Collection, Selangor.
ESTIMATE RM 3,000 - 5,000
PRICE REALISED RM 12,320
Ku Pinang Puteri Gunung Ledang depicts a group of abstract figures that resemble totemic forms - densely illustrated in fine black lines - sparingly tinted in orange and brown ink against a fragmented background of white, blue-grey and beige. Zulkifli Yusoff has produced an installation by the same title that was displayed at an exhibition named Asian Heart and Form, Asian Arts and Crafts – its Origin to the Present Day in Hiroshima, Japan in 1994, and is in the collection of Hiroshima Art Museum, Japan.
Zulkifli Yusoff is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Art in Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, Perak. He was conferred the National Academic Award (Visual Arts) in 2007. He pursued his Masters at Manchester Polytechnic, England in 1991, after his Diploma at the Mara Institute of Technology in 1989. He became a local art superstar when he won the coveted Grand Minister’s Prize and the Major Award for Sculpture at the Third Salon Malaysia in 1992. In 1988 and 1989, he won the Major Award in the Young Contemporary Artists competition. He was selected for the First Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art exhibition in Brisbane, Australia in 1993 and exhibited at the Venice Biennale fringe in 1997. He also took part in the Seychelles Biennale in 1992 and was in the Malaysian team that won Second Prize in the Sand Sculpture Hong Kong competition in 1988. He has represented Malaysia at Art Stage Singapore 2013 with his compelling installation pieces Rukunegara 2 “The Voice 1” and Rukunegara 2 “The Voice 4”. Another installation piece entitled Pendita was displayed at the Singapore Art Museum’s The Collectors Show – Weight of History in 2013. He has also participated in Singapore Biennale 2013 themed If the World Changed with a suite of six-piece installation titled Rukunegara 1 Belief in God occupying a space on the ground floor of the Singapore Art Museum.