Lot 31 | Auction XXIV

LOT 31

B. Johor, 1987

Heart Broken, 2008

Signed and dated “najib ahmad 08” on lower right
Signed and dated on the reverse
Title, date, medium and dimensions inscribed on the reverse

Acrylic on canvas

59.5 x 38 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,000 – RM 1,500


Painting, according to Najib Ahmad Bamadhaj, describes the concept of a wall, translated with paint on canvas. The wall is the main image, whereas the subject on the surface is the secondary image. From the time he began his career until today, Najib has participated in numerous group exhibitions and was also a Finalist of MRCB Art Awards at the National Art Gallery (2008), 1st prize winner in the Tanjong Heritage Art Competition in Kuala Lumpur (2010), and a finalist for the Visual Arts Awards in Kuala Lumpur (2011).

Najib unveiled his first solo exhibition, Great Migration in October 2012 at TAKSU Kuala Lumpur. This collection saw the highly rated young artist exploring various themes through his endangered animal-centric mixed media artwork on a range of surfaces, including mud, cement, recycled wood panels and zinc.