Lot 44 | Auction XVIII

LOT 44


B. Perak, 1982

The Black Bottle, 2012

Signed and dated “fendy zakri ‘12” on lower right
Signed, titled and dated on verso

Acrylic on canvas
122 x 122 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,200 – RM 5,200

Ipoh-born Fendy Zakri has a primal relationship with his art. He talks about appreciation of mystery and women, and in the same breath addresses – with much enthusiasm – topics like lust, desire and artistic taste.

Fendy challenges conventional perspectives with hidden images in his works. His work might look like a mess of colours and lines on canvas, but Fendy insists that every stroke of the brush is deliberate, every line is carefully composed – not unlike what happens behind the scenes with an orchestrated car crash in an action movie.

“I play with space, texture, colours, form, composition and balance … and then distort it to make my artwork look abstract. And to hide the images within my painting even better, I explore ambiguous space, flat space and deep space,” he says.
Fendy Zakri is a self-taught artist based in Kuala Lumpur and had his first solo exhibition in 2014, entitled “Seeing the Unseen”.