Lot 28 | Auction XIX

LOT 28

B. N. Sembilan, 1969

Blatik Dancer, 2004

Signed and dated “Nizam Ambia 04”

on lower middle

Mixed media on canvas

147 x 152 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 8,000 – RM 12,000

This elegant lady stands out from a distance away, with her lovely patterns, stunning designs that remind one of a grand celebration. She is dancing – her pointed limbs and glowing skin twisting fluidly across the canvas, her head adorned with a myriad of colours, gems and jewels.

Radiant and captivating is this figure, much like the wayang kulit characters. Set against a dark backdrop, the dazzling and intricate designs are a sight to behold. Ultimately, this piece is a unique combination of the traditional wayang kulit and the Indian kolam. The artist is known for his work in batik and fashion, his visual art striking many with its beauty and techniques, especially since his work hints at Malaysia’s mixed culture and heritage.

Nizam Ambia was born in the royal town of Seri Menanti, Negeri Sembilan in 1969. He had developed a passion for drawing and fashion since he was little, and is considered a multi-facetted artist, creating very meaningful and soulful works with various mediums