Lot 35 | Auction XXXII

LOT 35

LOT 35


B. Sabah, 1956

E.O.C “ Rumbia Dan Pucuk Paku”, 1992

Signed and dated “A.W. Damit 92” on lower right

Shenn’s Fine Art gallery label affixed to the reverse

Mixed media on canvas

76 x 61 cm


Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Exhibited at Awang Damit Ahmad: Intipati Budaya- Essence of Culture (1989 – 1993) exhibition at Shenn’s Fine Art, Singapore in 1994

Illustrated in the auction catalogue

SOLD RM 60,480


Awang Damit’s works are elegiac. No pretty colours or paintings of flawless and fantastic dream realms. He often opts for a commanding and ruthless style which forces itself to viewers. As seen in the following E.O.C “Rumbia Dan Pucuk Paku” the colours are dark and busy, creating a chaotic atmosphere. Jagged lines, shapes and random colours are scattered about the canvas, so forceful that they command the attention of the viewer at once. Though forceful, but brilliant.