Lot 27 | 20 February 2022



LOT 27


B. Sabah, 1956

Marista – Ragus, 2001

Signed, titled and dated on the verso
Illustrated on page 112 and 113 of “Alun Alun Ke Marista, Awang Damit Ahmad 1996 – 2002 exhibition catalogue for the show held at the National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur from 28 June – 4 August 2002

Mixed media on canvas

118 x 110 cm

Private Collection Singapore

RM 50,000 – 90,000

The title hints at what this painting might be about. Different shapes and forms are scattered all over the canvas, with a space largely consisting of various colours such as red, grey, beige and white takes precedence over the rest of the objects. Those familiar with Awang Damit’s work are provided with the knowledge that his works are inspired by his memories, most of which are scattered, symbolic and garlanded with numerous emotions. Even this series, dubbed ‘Marista’ means “to talk about the past” in Brunei’s Malay language. This is a piece about broken and lost memories, one that is strewn around a grey area, as bits and pieces only remain.