Lot 58 | Auction XV

LOT 58

(B. N. Sembilan, 1949)

Growth, 2001

Signed and dated “Taj 11/01” on lower right
Signed and titled on verso
Mixed media on canvas
173 x 173 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 51,920

Dato’ Tajuddin Ismail has always had a knack for abstract art. Abstract art is never constant in their message, meaning different things for different individuals.

As in this simple piece comprising lines and shapes tinted in gallant, bold colours Tajuddin Ismail successfully captures the eyes and mind of the viewer. This piece may seem simple, but it has that ability to beckon the viewer to dissect the true meaning behind it. This is a piece that requires the audience to take a longer look, to reflect on this artwork.

A former student of UiTM, Tajuddin Ismail studied Graphic Design at the Art Centre College of Design in Los Angeles in 1974 before venturing into Interior Architecture at the Pratt Insitute in New York. He is the recipient for various awards such as the 1977’s National Drawing Competition, the Major Award, the Minor Award, 1978’s National Graphic Arts and the 1979’s Salon Malaysia Award. Currently, he is Sunway University’s Fine Arts department’s Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor.