Lot 32 | Auction XXI

LOT 32

Syed Thajudeen
B. India, 1943

Paradise Garden, 1986

Signed and dated “Syed Thajudeen 86” on lower right

Art Salon Kuala Lumpur gallery label affixed on the reverse

Ink on paper

29 x 42 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,500 – RM 2,500

Syed Thajudeen is known as one of Malaysia’s forerunners of lyrical and romantic art. Further proof to his artistic prowess is exhibited here, as using only the simplest medium (ink on paper); he manages to conjure a fantastical world. Though simple, it tells a story of a rural landscape. A native woman sits by the veranda of her intricately designed home, as she looks on at the nature and animals before her. This piece is simple, but filled with aesthetic value.

The artist was born Syed Thajudeen Shaik Abu Talib and is known as one of the best poetic artists in the Malaysian art industry. Initially sent to study medicine in India, the fire he had for art could not be distinguished.