Lot 49 | Auction XIX

LOT 49

B. Canada, 1960

Fluidity #3, 2013

Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

Mixed media on canvas

153 x 153 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Illustrated on page 19 of “DREW JAI TAJUDDIN ZAKII

Recent Works 2013” exhibition catalogue

Published in 2013 by The Edge Communications

RM 12,000 – RM 24,000

“My work has for a number of years, related to elements seen in weather.” – Drew Harris

Paintings by Drew Harris are abstract expressions in style. They are deeply moving and are almost a spiritual experience. Although his painting portrays tranquility, they are very potent.

“I have extended beyond my ‘colour comfort level’ and have been introducing warmer shades of red, orange, light blue and yellow, which I see as fresh, and I might add, reflect where I am as an artist in this stage of my career and life. One may say, my colours reflect a certain degree of quiet confidence, less stark, less aggressive use of hard elements.”

Toronto-born abstract artist Drew Harris, 53, has been living in Kuala Lumpur and Penang for the past two decades and has been exhibiting periodically over the years. The Malaysian-based Canadian studied graphic design and fine arts for six years at college and started his career as a graphic designer in Toronto. Harris, who has exhibited widely, has his artworks in many private and corporate collections in Europe and Asia. His work has been showcased and sold in various international galleries around the world. His work can be found in Chicago, New York, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and Toronto.