Lot 75 | 27 June 2021



LOT 75


B. Kedah, 1957

Pertarungan Series, 2016

Signed and dated on top right

Pastel on paper

80 x 60 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 7,000 – RM 12,000

Born in 1957 in Alor Setar, Amron Omar received his education at Sekolah Rendah Sungai Korok Baru in 1964 before majoring in Art and Design at ITM from 1976 to 1980. He was one of the early graduates in the field, and later worked with an advertising company before becoming a full-time painter. He started off painting portraits, especially among dignitaries. But it was his Pertarungan series that brought him into the limelight. He aimed to lift the roots of Malay culture through his paintings of martial arts and even held a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Visual Arts involving over 150 paintings from the Pertarungan series. He also received awards like the Young Contemporary Artists Minor Award (for ‘Self Portrait’) in 1982 and the Silver Award at the Sime Darby Art Asia Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur in 1985.