Lot 27 | Auction XIV

LOT 27

(B. Pahang, 1964)

Siri Dunia – Kota Perang #6, 2014

Signed and dated “NIZAR 2014” on lower middle
Signed, titled and dated on verso
Acrylic on canvas
152 x 152 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 11,200

While most of the viewers find that this is a highly methodical, structured and highly-disciplined piece of work with intricate, precise lines for design, Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s works bear a greater and deeper meaning to them.

A little different than Siri Pohon Beringin where he narrates spirituality, liberty, faith and personal growth, this series takes on an entirely different meaning as Nizar chooses to focus on a nation as whole, capturing its essence on canvas. In this sphere with interwoven lines and clashes, he illustrates a country at war. There is much disorder and disarray and one might even catch glimpses of soldiers attacking one another. Nizar captures chaos, mayhem and the tendency of human nature to create wars.

Nizar Kamal Ariffin was born on the 9th of September, 1964 in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He was a member of SENIKA, Kuantan’s state of art society. While working with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, he was appointed the Taman Seni Budaya Pahang’s Resident Artist. After having graduated from University Sains of Malaysia and trained in Fine Arts and Graphics, he became a full-time artist and joined the Conlay Artist Colony in 1998 at Craft Complex Malaysia.

The KLAS Auction January 18, 2015 auctioned the sibling piece, Kota Perang #5, 2014 at RM 22,400.