Lot 66 | 3 October 2021



LOT 66


B. Perak, 1963

Untitled, 2004

Signed and dated on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

107 x 107 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 8,000 – RM 15,000

Born in 1963, Husin was encouraged by his father, a journalist and lasting influence on his life, to study graphic design at the Malaysia Institute of Art in 1982. Until 2001 he worked in Advertising as an Art Director, but subsequently quit to concentrate on his dream of being a full time painter. Jackson Pollock is perhaps one of the best-known Abstract Expressionists, and his influence on Husin’s body of works is strongly evident. Husin revealed an interesting parallel between his and Pollock’s methods of working by describing his preference for moving while painting, which probably gives rise to the decidedly energetic marks on the canvas. There is a hint of fatalism when painting in such an expressive manner, which suits Husin who likens it as a metaphor for life itself commenting, “Life cannot be controlled, you can plan, but it’s not your decision how it turns out.”