(B. Kelantan, 1977)
Ditimpa Cahaya, 2005
Signed and dated “aswad ameir 05” on lower right
MIxed media on canvas
91 x 112 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Illustrated on page 40 of “ASWAD AMEIR, ACROSS THE LINES 2001-2007” exhibition catalogue
Published in 2007 by November Press
SOLD – RM 8,960
“Art will only be swirling in a narrow context and become mere ‘ personal property ‘ owned by artists, and something that should not be shared with the community. Therefore, artists should find their own directions to ensure the success of the relationship between creating and sharing. This effort will be much easier with the willingness of institutions and individuals concerned to provide space and lend support . In addition to that, this relationship can contribute to the development of the country and through in-depth knowledge and experience, art will no longer be something strange in the eyes of society . Hopefully, this exhibition will be a stimulant for the future generations.”
Teluk Kumbar, Pulau Pinang, 15 Jun 2007 – on Aswad Ameir’s exhibition entitled Across The Lines (2001-2007)
Aswad Ameir was born in 1977 in Kelantan but grew up in Kuala Lumpur. After graduating from the School of Art and Design at Central Saint Martins, London with a Bachelor of Arts degree, he returned home in 2000 filled with aspirations of being a full time artist. He took part in group art exhibitions in KL, as well as delved in other related activities like graphic design, animation and video. There were also installation works that he exhibited at the Klue Urbanscapes and Chow Kit Arts Festival.
His art career reached a turning point in October 2001 when he was offered to be the resident artist at a studio owned by architect Shamsudin Alang Ahmad. There, Aswad was given the opportunity to continue working on his art right up until today and that has culminated in his first solo exhibition – “Across the Lines”. His experiences were crucial to his development as an artist and made even more so with the guidance he received from top personalities such as Abdul Latiff Mohidin.