NAJIB AHMAD BAMADHAJ
B. Johor, 1987
The Greatest Love, 2013
Signed “BAHB.AHMAD” on lower left
Artist, title, medium, and size inscribed on the verso
Mixed media on jute
92 x 92 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 2,000 – RM 5,000
Endearingly titled, ‘The Greatest Love’ from the Endangered Series, this painting epitomises the meaning of its title. Through mixed media on jute, the artist portrays two panda bears, one a cub while the other, its parent, in their natural habitat, caressing each other.
This collection saw the highly rated young artist exploring various themes through his endangered animal-centric mixed media artwork on a range of surfaces, including mud, cement, recycled wood panels and zinc. The artist returned to a theme and style previously worked on in his Endangered series, but his focus shifted from static depictions of mother and ch ld to paintings of larger groups in movement.