Lot 3 | Auction XXIV


Sharifah Fatimah Syed
Zubir, Dato’
B. Kedah, 1948

Song of Longing, 1992

Signed and inscribed “Le Jardin Series 1993” on the reverse

Acrylic and modelling paste

39.5 x 31 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,000 – RM 4,500

Dato’ Sharifah Fatimah often creates artworks that resonates with her thoughts and emotions at the time, and her works result in something abstract and subjective to the viewer. This piece, governed by red, perhaps is a metaphor for passion. Red is known for being the colour of force, spirit as it pieces together the rest of the articles in this frame, bits and pieces of other colours such as blue and orange, each signifying a different kind of emotion or thought. In the end, despite the many thoughts and emotions, passion is what strings them together into a perfect composition.

She was a former student of UiTM (Universiti Teknologi MARA), Malaysia, Reading University in England and Pratt Institute in the United States respectively. Whilst curating at the National Art Gallery in 1982 for seven years, she was awarded the Salon Malaysia Competition’s Major Award and the Minor Award in the Young Contemporary Artists Competition as well.