B. India, 1943
Lightness of Being, 1999
Signed and dated “Syed Thajudeen 99”on lower left
Oil on canvas
136.5 x 273 cm (Triptych)
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 70,000 – RM 120,000
Syed Thajudeen was born in 1943 in India. He is well-known for his large scale mural paintings of epic proportions set in period landscapes. Though born in India, Syed Thajudeen spent his life in Penang, Malaysia, before pursuing an art education at the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Madras, India.
He then graduated with a post diploma in Fine Arts in 1974 and returned to Malaysia to be a lecturer in Fine Arts at Institut Teknologi MARA. In this particular oil on canvas triptych piece, Syed Thajudeen uses various tones and hues of colour to depict a woman surrounded by marine life and floral beings, exuding a sense of tranquility.