Lot 30 | Auction XIV

LOT 30

(B. Perak, 1982)

Identity Crisis #1, 2012

Signed and dated
“fendy zakri ‘12” on lower right
Titled and dated on verso
Acrylic on canvas
152 x 152 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 4,256

“He talks about appreciation of mystery and women, and in the same breath addresses – with much enthusiasm – topics like lust, desire and artistic taste.”Fendy challenges conventional perspectives with hidden images in his works, and although his work might look like a mess of colours and lines on canvas, he insists that every stroke of the brush is deliberate, every line is carefully composed.

“I play with space, texture, colours, form, composition and balance … and then distort it to make my artwork look abstract. And to hide the images within my painting even better, I explore ambiguous space, flat space and deep space,” says Fendy.

He works to create illusions in his painting, illustrating a visual interplay between the sensual and practical. As seen in this piece, it is an amalgamation of sneakers and a high-heeled shoe. True to its title, it speaks of uncertainty and indecisiveness. Fendy Zakri is a self-taught artist based in Kuala Lumpur and had his first solo exhibition in 2014, entitled “Seeing the Unseen”.