B. Kedah, 1962
Signed and inscribed “Zulkifli Yusoff Melting 97” on the reverse
Acrylic on canvas
91 x 91 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Artworks by this particular artist are not mere display of skill or as a source of visual brevity to those who look upon it, but therein lie various commentaries. These satirical pieces not only wow the viewers with such meticulous and methodical skills when it comes to Zulkifli Yusoff’s paintings, but also because the end message definitely leaves more than one thing to smile about.
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 competition. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Perak.