Lot 25 | Auction XXXVI




LOT 25


B. Perak, 1977

The Observer, 2016

Signed and dated “Yusri 16” on lower right

Artist, title, date, medium and dimension inscribed on the verso

Acrylic on canvas

160 x 120 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

The work of Yusri Sulaiman is a self-reflection; he expresses his thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and motivations through the medium of acrylic. His works act as a metaphor for his life; from childhood to adulthood, he is inspired by himself as a shy boy, rebellious youth and finally a confident family man. Perhaps the tigers, a powerful animal living in solitude, and symbol of courage and guardians against evil spirits, echo the artist’s subconscious intentions and ambitions of his life.