Lot 2 | Auction XXXVIIII



Lot 2


B. Selangor, 1963

Jawa, 1997

Signed and dated “Jai 97” on lower left

Mixed media on paper

70 x 50 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 5,000 – RM 9,000

Jailani Abu Hassan, born in 1963 in Selangor is commonly known as ‘Jai’ in the Malaysian art scene. After achieving his bachelors in Fine Art at the same institution in 1985 when it was then the Mara Institute of Technology (now UiTM), he continued his master’s degree at the Slade School of Fine Art at the University College of London. Since then, he has been actively pursuing his passion in the Malaysian art scene while lecturing at UiTM.

Jai’s work is known to evolve around contemporary objects and issues and has been exhibited in private and public art spaces around the country as well as abroad. This particular painting entitled ‘Jawa’ uses a mixed media on paper to display everyday objects found at home. Jai uses a unique technique of shading and overlays an unconventional mix of colours to produce a stunning piece that emits familiarity.