B. England, 1970
High Hopes, 2017
Inscribed “Y Majid High Hopes 2017” on the verso
Acrylic on canvas
150 x 110 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 12,000 – RM 22,000
From an early age, art has been a part of Yusof Majid’s life. He grew up in England, and had an appreciation for art at a young age. Born in 1970, Yusof Majid’s creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The artist attended the Chelsea School of Art, England from 1988 to 1993. Yusof sees his paintings as a naive surrealist extension of his inner self, emptiness and euphoria in landscapes of memory and dreamscapes. In this work, two trees are depicted at the centre of the work, against the sky and mountains. If you look close enough, you can see a mother and her child painted leaning against the trees. This could symbolise a mother’s hope for her child – as tall and mighty as the trees depicted. Symbolising hope, these trees seem to have grown so tall and high that it might actually touch the sky.