Lot 25 | Auction XIV

LOT 25

(B. Kedah, 1962)

Island People, 1997

Signed and dated “Zulkifli ‘97” on lower middle
Signed and titled on verso
Acrylic on canvas
152 x 152 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 41,440

A large, bold streak of red handsomely puts this beautiful masterpiece together. It attracts the attention, beckoning the view to come closer and inspect the hidden meaning behind another of Zulkifli’s art-cum narration. His omnipresent caricatures and character parodies flock together, with their own unique idiosyncrasies injected into them. This may very well be derived from and inspired by the artist’s ongoing dialogue on the nation and its people, as Zulkifli dissects the ethnicities through his chosen medium.