Lot 62 | Auction XX

LOT 62

Ilham Fadhli
B. Kelantan, 1980

Watchtower, 2009

Mixed media

5 cm (Diameter) 9 cm (Height)

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 500 – RM 800

Ilham Fadhli is an artist that loves to create a different world, a different realm.

Whether utopian or dystopian, his pieces are compelling as they evoke so much emotion just by glancing at them. Flawless and fresh, this piece depicts a group of people at steep and narrow hill-like surroundings, trapped in a glass globe. It reminds one of a snow globe, place gently for one to see whenever they feel so. Perhaps this is a commentary of some sorts, of power, of someone of a higher stature or a spiritual being watching over inhabitants – an insight into what it is like to watch over people.

Ilham Fadhli was born in Pasir Mas, Kelantan. He obtained his Bachelor of Fine Art from UITM Shah Alam, and has held a solo exhibition in 2009 entitled “To Lie in Ruins”.  He has participated in a number of group exhibitions, such as the “Sama Sama” Nothatbalai Festival” in 2007, and in 2008 “RAPAT UMUM MERDEKA”, “Friction”, “Force of Nature”, and in 2009 “IMCAS” and “WWF”, MATAHATI in 2010 and 2011 and others.  He has won awards such as the 2006 Arts & Earth Grand Prize, and the 3rd Prize in MEKAR CITRA.