MOHD RADUAN MAN
B. Pahang, 1978
Double Decker, 2013
Signed and dated “Raduan Man 2013” on lower right
Signed, titled and dated on the reverse
Mixed media on aluminium laid on board
46 x 46 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Raduan’s pieces have always been quite enigmatic and cryptic, and this piece is no different from his usual, despite the clarity of his subject matter. Strong and purposeful, this piece is full of statements without words, what with the strong portrayal of a double decker bus in London that mark the canvas. The execution of this piece is exceptional.
Mohd Raduan Man was born in 1978. His works, filled with dialogues to the audience, possess strong meanings and statements that he wishes to convey to audience, and a number of his works have been sold at auctions. Raduan Man graduated with a BFA at UiTM in 2000 and followed it up with a double Masters, first in Painting at the University of Wolverhampton, UK in 2003, and then in Printmaking at the Camberwell School of Art, UK in 2006. He won the Juror’s Award in the Tanjong Heritage Art Competition in 2002. Since his first solo called Fresh Markings at NN Gallery in 2003 where he showed works of oil, acrylic and woodprints, he has had seven solo shows, the last being Living Metal in 2012.