TAJUDDIN ISMAIL, DATO
B. N. Sembilan, 1949
Signed and dated “Taj 2012” on bottom
Oil on canvas
122 x 122 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 25,000 – RM 40,000
Intriguing is the right word to describe the ‘Oasis’. One can’t help but step closer and get lost in this work. Renowned abstract artist, Tajuddin Ismail is known for his symbolic and metaphoric interpretations of nature. Born in Negeri Sembilan in 1949, the artist’s passion for arts didn’t stop him from majoring in fine arts at the MARA Institute of Technology (UiTM) despite his father’s disapproval. He furthered his studies in Graphic Design at the Art Centre College of Los Angeles and had his post-graduate studies in Interior Architecture at Pratt Institute New York.
He also became a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Research Fellowship by The American Council of Learned Societies of New York in 1987. Over the years, Tajuddin has won several Art and Design awards and not to mention he has participated in more than 150 art exhibitions locally and internationally since 1971. He was also a graphic and interior design consultant to government agencies and corporations in Malaysia. Having retired from his position as an associate professor at the Faculty of Art and Design of UiTM, he now runs his own gallery, TJ Fine Art.