Lot 6 | Auction XXXV




B. Penang, 1978

Flight of Fancy, 2010

Signed on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

137 x 244 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 10,000 – RM 16,000


Ali Nurazmal Yusoff has been hailed as one of the prolific contemporary mid-career artists in Malaysia. His larger than life realist paintings have been collected locally and internationally and can be found in the permanent collections of Balai Seni Lukis Negara (National Art Gallery). His ability to capture both the Western influence from globalisation and bring into the Asian flavour has been regarded as the most interesting and unique demeanour to the Malaysian identity. This magnificent diptych is playful, colourful and possesses a child-like quality to it. It is perhaps a representation of the artists’ childhood as the artwork portrays clowns, ferris wheel, and other elements one may find at a fun fair. It puts a smile on anyone’s face.