(B. Perak, 1966)
Layer Series, 1996
Signed and dated “Fauzin ‘96” on lower left
Mixed media on canvas
172 x 172 cm
Private Collection, Singapore
RM 29,000 – RM 40,000
Fauzin combines traditional craft and academic art techniques with modern elements to create a wonderfully contemporary piece that pays tribute to his identity as Malay and the pride he feels therein. He is one of the most respected contemporary artists working in Malaysia today. His mixed media approach, which combines thoughtful concepts with the formalistic aspects of fine art through recognisable Malay iconography, eases the boundaries between conceptual art and the public. Uniting formal methods and cultural motifs in a contemporary arrangement is a signature for Fauzin. Incorporating batik evidences his thorough knowledge of the physical characteristics of materials as having both aesthetic as well as intellectual value, and grounds the work in a definitively Malaysian context.
Born in Perak, Fauzin obtained his degree from University Technology MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Selangor. He then continued to study for his Masters. He has received an impressive amount of Awards such as the First Prize for the 1Malaysia Mural Painting Competition, the second prize Mekar Citra 2007 – 50th Merdeka Celebration and served as the representative for Malaysia in Container 96 – Art Across Ocean Exhibition in Denmark, among other things.