TAJUDDIN ISMAIL, DATO’
B. N. Sembilan, 1949
Interiorscape “Sunday Afternoon”, 1988
Signed and dated “Taj 9/88” on lower right
Signed, dated and inscribed “Interiorscape – Sunday Afternoon” on the reverse
Acrylic on canvas
152 x 137 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
As an artist trained in Interior Architecture, Tajuddin Ismail certainly knows what difference the balance between form, colour and space will make to a masterpiece. Tajuddin’s works are systematically executed, with precision and absolute care for neatness. Using heavy blocks of a mixture of cool and warm colours, there is an ideal contrast colours in this piece; as well as in the arrangement of shapes and where they are placed, such as the vases and the rattan chair.
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.