SYED AHMAD JAMAL, DATUK
B. Johor, 1929 – 2011
Signed and dated “AJ 29/11/00” with felt pen on lower right
Print on paper
50 x 33.5 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 3,500 – RM 5,000
Born in Bandar Maharani, Muar, Johor on Sept 19, 1929, Syed Ahmad Jamal had a carefree childhood on the land owned by his grandfather Syed Sahil, a prominent businessman in Johor Bahru. At a young age, he had begun to develop a keen sense of appreciation for the countryside’s natural landscapes and spent a lot of time observing his surroundings. Had he been raised in the city of Kuala Lumpur, he doesn’t think he would have that kind of sensitivity to his surroundings, and ultimately create the art that he does now. In this piece, the work draws the audience in a world of possibilities, reimagining the beauty of a potted plant.