AHMAD FUAD OSMAN
B. Kedah, 1969
Study for Fly Me to the Moon, 2007
Oil on canvas
138 x 61 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 10,000 – RM 12,000
Ahmad Fuad Osman, better known as Fuad, is no stranger to the international art circles. His much-acclaimed works have found their homes in institutions such as the National Visual Art Gallery and Petronas Gallery Malaysia; Tacheles Berlin, Germany; The Seoul Metropolitan Art Museum, Korea; Singapore Art Museum; Gertrude Art Centre, Melbourne, Australia; Guangdong Museum of Art China; Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan; Manes Gallery, Czech Republic; Red Mill Gallery, Vermont USA, and many other galleries and museums. Fuad’s art remains true to the spirit of the collective — exploring key socio-political issues while encouraging discourse without creative and conceptual constraints. Throughout his career as an artist, he was always drawn to communicate the multi-faceted and subtleties of the human condition. Although well-known now for his figurative work, Fuad started out as an abstract artist. With a rich Malaysian art tradition of abstraction to draw from, Fuad’s early interest is no surprise. The artist cites Latiff Mohidin and Ibrahim Hussein as early local influences; the works of Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee also took to him.