Lot 49 | Auction XVII

LOT 49

(B. Johor, 1955)

Tiger, 1980s

Signed “ahmad” lower right
Mixed media on paper
19 x 31 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 4,500 – RM 7,000

The animal is in a quiet poise, still and majestic.

“On this particular painting the animal does not have any specific meaning but the situation presented is rather unusual; almost surreal. The idea is to present subversive images and situations that disturbs and probe the subconscious of the viewer on a primal level. When meaning is elusive interpretation varies and the painting becomes fluid.” – Ahmad Zakii Anwar.

“I think he is one of the most important contemporary artists in Malaysia,” added Irene Lee, director of the Singapore Tyler Print Institute. “He never stops exploring new ground and his imageries are strong, arresting and unpretentious. They exude a quiet strength. His works can be understood on many levels, visually, but also intellectually.”