NIK ZAINAL ABIDIN
B. Kelantan, 1933 – 1993
Signed and dated “8.3.1992” on lower right
Watercolour on paper
36 x 54 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
The late Nik Zainal Abidin is Malaysia’s foremost wayang kulit artist. Wayang kulit, a traditional Malay art form, is a shadow puppet play that tells the ancient stories of Ramayana, among others. Nik Zainal’s works are distinctive for its stunning attention to detail and masterful use of colours mainly in watercolour and oil paint.