B. Selangor, 1971
Signed and dated “Hamidi Hadi 11” on lower right
Artist, title, date, medium and dimensions inscribed on the reverse
Enamel paint, polyurethane and resin on canvas
122 x 122 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Illustrated on page 15 of “Antara” exhibition catalogue
Published in 2012 by Wei-Ling Gallery
Exhibited at Antara, Solo Exhibition by Hamidi Hadi (January 5 – February 2, 2012) held at Wei-Ling Contemporary
Critics often say that Hamidi Hadi’s works are downright puzzling, leaving the viewers in a state of confusion and bewilderment. His artworks do seem to be thought provoking since he does less and less of figurative works, venturing further away from the real world into a realm of forms. Filled with absolute darkness and tantalising mystery, this piece shrouded by shadow calls out to the viewer, and is as equally enigmatic as its muse, which is the eclipse of the moon.
Hamidi Hadi obtained his Diploma in Art and Design, majoring in Fine Art from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in 1995, continuing his Bachelor’s Degree in the same school. Thereafter, he went to United Kingdom’s University of Wolverhampton to complete his Masters in Art and Design Network, majoring in Painting. He was one of the previous top 5 winners of the Philip Morris Asean Art Awards, and is keenly involved with the Malaysian art movement.