Lot 11 | Auction XV

LOT 11

(B. Kedah, 1962)

The Power Series, 1994

Signed and dated “Zulkifli Yusoff 94” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
110 x 104 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 30,680

His works often reflect his take on the subject of power and sociopolitical issues. Zulkifli’s pieces aim to reveal contemporary issues of power, identity and collective thought through the use of a variety of media. Zulkifli uses his work to question the past and current state of the Malaysian identity, and it is also intended to trigger a dialogue regarding the understanding and application of the subject on both individual and national levels.

Zulkifli Yusoff grew up in Malaysia during a time of racial turmoil. Much of his current work is in response to this period of time, and he works from historical readings and as well as lived experiences. The artist considers his works to be “a dialogue on nation building and the making of a people.” The artist’s choice of composition keeps visitors constantly alert and aware of the visual statements that surround them.