MOHD KHAIRUL IZHAM
B. Pahang, 1985
”Singgah Sana Emas” Paper Series, 2021
Signed and dated on verso
Inscribed artist name, title, year, size and medium on verso
Acrylic on paper
86 x 62 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,200 – RM 3,800
A magnificent, eye-catching work this is. Departing from the dark background that Mohd Khairul typically employs for works like these, this painting sees a warm brown hue that lends an earthy quality to the painting. The silhouette of a tree and its mirrored shadow almost looks like a mirage in the middle of a dessert. The tree takes centre stage, with gold-lined butterflies swarming all over it, some seen perched and other aflight. If you take a step back, you can discern a beautiful chaos.n an expressionistic manner with details, contours and crevices accurately captured.
Born 1985 in Maran, Pahang, Khairul Izham approaches broad subject of past and memories with complex layering and conscious masking, leaving the audience with residue from the process of recollection. He graduated with B.A. of Fine Arts (Painting) from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Some of his recent shows include: Malaysian Emerging Artist Award (2011), Deceitful Truths (2011), Dischromatic (2010). Khairul Izham lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.