B. Johor, 1950
Wajah Series, 2015
Signed and dated “Yusof Ghani 15” on lower right
Mixed media on canvas
92 x 61 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Comes with KLAS certificate signed by the artist
RM 10,000 – RM 18,000
Yusof Ghani’s Wajah Series is a masterpiece which clearly shows his influence by Western abstract expressionism due to the spontaneity and expressive brushstrokes, though he also alternates his style by incorporating figurative images. The faceless figures set an awkward and unconventional tone, yet holistically, produces a strong and stylish tone.
Yusof Ghani was born in 1950 in Johor and used to frequent a small movie theatre as a young boy, where he developed a predisposition towards painting. He received a scholarship to study art at George Mason University, USA, where he studied Graphic Art and proceeded to pursue his Master’s in Fine Art at Catholic University, Washington. Upon returning to Malaysia, he began lecturing in Universiti MARA Institute of Technology. Most notably known for Abstract Expressionism, his other popular series are Topeng, Wayang, Segerak and Biring.