SHARIFAH FATIMAH SYED ZUBIR, DATO’
B. Kedah, 1948
Signed “Fatimah Zubir” on verso
Acrylic on paper
37.5 x 28 cm x 3 pieces
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 6,000 – RM 9,000
This piece resonates with vibrancy, liveliness and vivacity. It is done in her usual loud-on-loud and contrasting colours, featuring daring streaks, blocks and lines to handsomely frame the bold-coloured fragments and shapes. It is a chaotic discourse between nature and man, and the emotions and thoughts that vary according to colour. Not one to shy away from colours, the artist’s works are often described as lyrically symbolic featuring a myriad of colours.
Dato’ Sharifah was a former student of UiTM (Universiti Teknologi MARA), Malaysia, Reading University in England and Pratt Insitute in the United States respectively. Whilst curating at the National Art Gallery in 1982 for seven years, she was awarded the Salon Malaysia Competition’s Major Award and the Minor Award in the Young Contemporary Artists Competition as well.