(B. Kedah, 1974)
Grid I, II & III, 2013
Signed “fauzul yusri” on bottom of canvas
Signed, titled and dated on verso
Mixed media and digital print on canvas
50 x 50 cm x 3 pieces
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
SOLD – RM 7,280
“Artists should not be too direct, and be more creative with their messages.”
That is exactly the stand Fauzul Yusri takes as he creates yet another unfathomable yet curiosity-evoking piece. Despite the various colours he takes on throughout this piece of artwork, random and sporadic forms of haphazard masses decorate the canvas – as if floating or suspended, even. Formless markings, scratching and scarring also appear here and there. In its entirety, the message is quiet yet bold, honest yet a little distorted.
After having graduated from UiTM Shah Alam in 1999, Fauzul has then exhibited his work all around Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. He also received special mentions from the Young Contemporary Art Award in 2002 and the Kijang Art Awards in 2004. Malaysia’s National Art Gallery, Bank Negara Malaysia, EQ Fine Arts Gallery and HSBC Bank Malaysia have collected Fauzul’s artworks, and until this day has been noted for his distinctive style in etching techniques.