Lot 11 | Auction XXXVIII



Lot 11


B. Johor, 1987

Abstract, 2011

Signed and dated “Najib Ahmad Bamadhaj” on lower left

Mixed media on canvas

60 x 120 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,500 – RM 5,500

Young artist, Najib Ahmad describes painting using the concept of a wall, where the wall is the main image, while the subject on the surface is the secondary image. This abstract work features a muted palette and his distinctive style. His inspirations are drawn from the more experienced artists like Latiff Mohidin, Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, Jailani Abu Hassan, Ahmad Shukri and more.

From the time he began his career until today, Najib has participated in numerous group exhibitions and was also a Finalist of MRCB Art Awards at the National Art Gallery (2008), 1st prize winner in the Tanjong Heritage Art Competition in Kuala Lumpur (2010), and a finalist for the Visual Arts Awards in Kuala Lumpur (2011). Najib unveiled his first solo exhibition, Great Migration in October 2012 at TAKSU Kuala Lumpur. This collection saw the highly rated young artist exploring various themes through his endangered animal-centric mixed media artwork on a range of surfaces, including mud, cement, recycled wood panels and zinc.