Lot 1 | 15 August 2021




B. Kedah, 1948

Untitled, Circa 1975

Signed on lower right Acrylic on paper

24 x 21 cm

Private Collection, Singapore
Painted whilst studying in England. This artwork was an art exchange with the artist’s Lecturer Peter Kalkhoff in Reading University

RM 3,000 – RM 8,000

This distinct work by the maestro herself exhibits her typical vivid colours, however, the composition of the painting departs from her usual. This special work, crafted circa 1975 when she was still studying at the Reading University, England and found her footing in the art industry. “We live our true lives in the depths of our hearts, not in the superficial masks of personality which we show to the world,” said Dato’ Sharifah.She exhibits the true matters of the heart, mind and soul, how the thought processes are never muted and never silent, always showing their garish colours deep within. It is a piece that says although outside you may seem calm and collected, the inside is a different story. She is a prominent abstract artist in Malaysia and she belongs to the group of artists of the 70’s era.

Sharifah Fatimah Syed Zubir was born in Alor Setar, Kedah. She received her early education in Alor Setar. After completing her schooling, Sharifah Fatimah continued her studies at the Mara Institute of Technology (ITM) in 1967 specialising in Fine Arts. She received her Diploma in Fine Arts in 1971, and at the same time she also received the award as the Best Student of Mara Institute of Technology. After completing her studies at the Mara Institute of Technology, Sharifah Fatimah continued her studies at Reading University, England in 1973 and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1976. In 1978, Sharifah obtained her Master’s degree in the field of Fine Arts from Dratt Institute, New York.