Lot 6 | Auction XIV

LOT 06

(B. Perak, 1977)

Kemelut Muara 9 (B), 2002

Signed on lower right
Titled and dated on verso
Mixed media on canvas
122.5 x 122 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 5,040

This dark work of Yusri Sulaiman is a self-reflection; he expresses his thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and motivations through the medium of acrylic. His works act as a metaphor for his life; from childhood to adulthood, he is inspired by himself as a shy boy, rebellious youth and finally a confident family man.

“The memories I have presented through the series of my artworks are
some turning points and conflicts in my life. The artworks show some of the events that have happened in my growth which have played a part in making who I am today”, he said. “It is important for me to reflect on my past life whilst being a grown man with a pure heart, the manifestation from what I went through previously is the reflection of what I am now”.

Yusri has developed a distinctive style to explore memory, imagination and reflection, he explains his work forms self-awareness, and he has been permitted to become aware of his past failings which he hopes will help him to become a better person. Yusri was born in Taiping, Perak in 1977 and has participated in group exhibitions at various galleries in Jakarta, Singapore and the Klang Valley.