JUHARI MOHD SAID
(B. Perak, 1961)
Cawan Ungu dan Baju Kurung, 1992
Inscribed “12/18 cawan ungu dan
baju kuning Juhari Mohd Said 92” on bottom of paper
Lino cut on paper
50 x 59 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
AVAILABLE – RM 5,000 – RM 9,000
“I had no intention to make sculpture, I just wanted to take printmaking into another dimension”.
Set againt a wooden table, a mug of steaming coffee and baju kurung material lay. The mood is contemplative and tranquil. It reminds one of being at home as well as the satisfaction of living a simple life.
Juhari Said obtained his formal education from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) from 1979 to 1983. He won the Permodalan Nasional Berhad Prize and the Main Prize in the printmaking category at Salon Malaysia in 1991. In 1993, he represented Malaysia at the ASEAN workshop in Manila, and was awarded a research grant in Paris by the French Government. In 1994, he received a research grant from Japan Foundation and studied traditional Japanese printmaking in Tokyo under national artist Yoshisuke Funasaka. In 2008, he was appointed as a Creative Fellow by Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. He has also been awarded the Anugerah Karyawan Seni 2009 by the Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Malaysia. To date, Juhari has held ten solo exhibitions, and participated in over a hundred local and international exhibitions. Besides working as an artist, he also contributes his talent to the programmes organised by the Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor and other charitable organisations. Juhari works from Akal di Ulu, an orchard located in Hulu Langat, about 40 minutes from Kuala Lumpur.