Lot 30 | Auction XX

LOT 30

Najib Ahmad Bamadhaj
B. Johor, 1987

Coconut Scraper, 2009

Signed and dated “najib ahmad 09 8/3/09” on lower right

Pen on paper

28 x 39 cm


Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,500 – RM 3,000

Simplistic and done in minimalistic colour, this sketch on paper is mysterious and intricate at the same. With the artist’s clever use of space, he keeps the focus on the beautiful architecture and complexity that is the architecture involved in a temple’s design. With the artist’s superb shading and astute play of light and shadow, this piece showcases the artist’s gift and flair for art in its simplest forms.

Najib Ahmad obrtained his Diploma in Fine Art from UiTM Melaka and then went on to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art (Sculpture) in UiTM Shah Alam. Since then, he has participated in various exhibitions such as Endangered (2011), Himpun (2011), Visual Art Award (2011) and LiFest (2011), just to name a few. He was the first prize winner in the Tanjong Heritage Art Competition (2010) and finalists for both the MRCB Art Awards (2008) and the Visual Arts Awards (2011). His first exhibition, Great Migration, was held in 2012.