Lot 63 | Auction XV

LOT 63

(B. Johor, 1955)

Endau Rompin II, 2000

Signed, titled and dated “Ahmad Zakii Anwar Endau Rompin 9.50 am 30.9.00” on lower right
Mixed media on paper
41 x 28.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

AVAILABLE – RM 4,000 – RM 6,000

“Really a lot of artists can’t explain their work not because they’re not intelligent or they don’t know but simply because they think visually; they don’t think in words. It’s more of a visual intelligence.”

“Strong, arresting and unpretentious” – those were the words that The Herald Tribune used to describe Zakii’s works.

With an air of enigma teamed with a flair for the arts, Zakii created this masterpiece. “The concept of art-making has not changed for me,” said Zakii, “I need to get excited about a subject and “feel” it in order to paint it. The result must be subliminal, to reach a state of one-ness with whatever that I’m going to create.” Zakii’s artworks featuring the study of figures in 1995, 2008 and 2009 are featured in the collection of NHB Singapore.