Lot 71 | 3 October 2021



LOT 71


B. Pahang, 1964

Mask Series – Twin Towers, 2000

Signed and dated “Nizar 2000” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

76 x 76 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 4,000 – RM 8,000

This intriguing artwork portrays a style that departs from Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s norm, going against his highly methodical, structured and intricate, precise lines for design. Using a dark palette, KLCC is seen at the foreground, perhaps a reflection of the artist’s perceptions and views. When one looks at the painting, one cannot differentiate the powerful from the subservient, the beautiful from the ugly, and the rich from the poor. Everyone is equal. Everything is open to each viewer’s own personal interpretation, which is the principle of the mask series. Nizar graduated in Fine Arts and Graphic Design from Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang in 1986. He was a resident artist at the Artist’s Colony at the Kuala Lumpur Conlay Craft Complex in 1998, and is now attached to the Taman Seni Budaya in Pahang. He is a member of the Pahang Art Society (Senika).