Lot 14 | 13 December 2020



LOT 14


B. Johor, 1955

Kechak Under a Dark Moon, 1994

Signed and dated “Ahmad Zakii Anwar 94“ on lower right

Oil on canvas

88 x 118 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 30,000 – RM 50,000

The artist began his career as a graphic artist, producing some of the leading advertising graphics of his time. From there, he continued to establish his name by converting to fine art where his techniques have been exemplary and world class. Zakii came to attention for his virtuosity and command of a spectrum of media from charcoals to oils, building a reputation for stunning photo-realist still-life paintings and expressive portraits. Later, a more contemporary edge surfaced in his works as Zakii introduced urban subjects and settings into his canvases. He is lauded for capturing not just city motifs and urban features but also a distinctive psychological dimension and cinematic quality in these scenarios.