Nizar Kamal Ariffin
B. Pahang, 1964
Dalang Series “Dunia Berbisik Whispering World #14”, 2015
Signed and dated “NIZAR 2015” on lower middle
Signed, titled and dated on the reverse
Acrylic on canvas
122 x 122 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 8,000 – RM 14,000
He expresses spirituality, human faith, personal growth, freedom and an interconnected world in the paintings, which are mostly in earth tones, monochrome and metal colours. Nizar’s relentless search for truth and the meaning of life, deep in his soul, is transformed into passionate energy, subsequently channeling said energy into his paintings. He produces vigorous works, sculpting the surfaces vigorously with his agile yet meticulous stroke. As seen in this painting, the quest is ever-growing as beneath all the scattering of lines, there seems to be hidden words beneath them.
Nizar, born 9 September, 1964, hails from Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He joined Senika, Pahang’s art society in 1984. He worked at the Ministry of Culture and Youth and was appointed resident artist at Taman Seni Budaya Pahang. In 1986, he studied Fine Arts and Graphics at University Sains Malaysia. After graduating, he continued to paint arduously, moving to Kuala Lumpur in 1993 to paint at Central Market and Angkatan Pelukis SeMalaysia House. In 1998, he became a full-time artist and eventually joined the Artists Colony at Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex.