Lot 23 | Auction XXXVI



LOT 23


B. Pahang, 1985

Rimbun Mas, 2019

Signed and dated “khairul izham 2019” on lower right

Artist, title, date and dimension inscribed on the verso

Acrylic on canvas

152 x 152 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Born 1985 in Maran, Pahang, Khairul Izham approaches broad subject of past and memories with complex layering and conscious masking, leaving the audience with residue from the process of recollection. He graduated with B.A. of Fine Arts (Painting) from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Some of his recent shows include: Malaysian Emerging Artist Award (2011), Deceitful Truths (2011), Dischromatic (2010). Khairul Izham lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Khairul Izham is known to produce a dark, mysterious and elusive mood in his subjects. His brushes of colours create rough silhouettes in an expressionistic manner with details, contours and crevices accurately captured. As seen, predominant hues of black are used as a backdrop behind a magnificent tree painted in a pastel colour. A multitude of birds are seen perched together near its nests and all over the tree. If you take a step back, you can discern a beautiful chaos.