(B. Kedah, 1962)
I Will Call My Lawyer – Reformasi Series, 1997
Signed and dated “ZULKIFLI 97” on lower left
Signed, titled and dated on verso
Acrylic on canvas
213 x 152 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Comes with certificate from the artist
RM 18,000 – RM 32,000
There is not a time during which a viewer will not smile in amusement upon viewing Zulkifli Yusoff’s artworks. It is only fitting, as Zulkifli does not offer mere visual brevity in his work, but it seems to draw the viewer in, to inspect and to dissect, to figure out the meaning behind his pieces. Apart from the display of his artistic skills, namely in technique and precision, this satirical piece bears a heavy commentary on society.
The caricatures and character parodies are those of the people Zulkifli observes in society, armed with different types of personalities. With this form of abstract art, he criticizes on sociopolitical situations while narrating.
Zulkifli Yusoff studied in Manchester Polytechnic, England in 1991 after graduating from UiTM. He is known to be one of the best contemporary artists in Malaysia, and has received various awards such as the 1988 and 1989’s Major Award in the Young Contemporary Artists Competition, the 1992’s Grand Minister’s Prize in the Third Salon Malaysia. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Perak.