Lot 1 | Auction XV


(B. Kedah, 1962)

Study For New Formasi I, 2014

Signed and dated “Zulkifli 2014” on lower left
Mixed media on canvas
30 x 100 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 6,136

This piece that employs expressionism moves towards the abstract side. Intriguing as it seems, it is full of painterly movements and shows off dynamism. This canvas, artfully constructed, reflect Zulkifli’s interpretations of social and political issues in the country. Despite the absence of his usual pop-art style, there is still that lingering sense of cynicism and wit present in his works, making them as stunning as usual. The title may suggest at the reformation of the sociopolitical scene – the strokes and lines of different strengths almost moving haphazardly across the canvas, shuffling and aiming to find a perfect form.