JAILANI ABU HASSAN
B. Selangor, 1963
Airport – Drawing Project, 2001
Signed and dated “Jai 2001 K.L” on middle right
Mixed media on canvas
71 x 71 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Jailani Abu Hassan was born in 1963 in Selangor. Fondly referred to as ‘Jai’ in the Malaysian art scene, he is one of the most established and renowned fine artists of the country. He first obtained 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 and then proceeded to pursue his Master in Fine Art at the Pratt Institute in New York. 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.