Lot 51 | Auction XXXVII



LOT 51


B. Pahang, 1964

A Hubbu (Love), 2018

Signed and dated “Nizar 2018” on lower middle

Acrylic on canvas

122 x 122 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 15,000 – RM 25,000


Nizar Kamal Ariffin was born on the 9th of September, 1964 in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He was a member of SENIKA, Kuantan’s State of Art Society. While working with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, he was appointed the Taman Seni Budaya Pahang’s Resident Artist. After having graduated from University Sains Malaysia and trained in Fine Arts and Graphics, he became a full-time artist and joined the Conlay Artist Colony in 1998 at Craft Complex Malaysia.

Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s artworks surpasses intricate planning and structured lines to figuratively express spirituality, freedom, faith and personal growth – all of which are interconnected in the world as in the paintings, infinite and ongoing. This is evident in Nizar’s representation of love, A Hubbu. This painting owns a gradient of warm hues and a prominent Jawi writing symbolising love.