Lot 75 | Auction XIX

LOT 75

B. Kedah, 1962

I Will Call My Lawyer – Reformasi Series, 1997

Signed and dated “ZULKIFLI 97” on lower left

Signed, titled and dated on verso

Acrylic on canvas

213 x 152 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 55,000 – RM 75,000

There is not a time during which a viewer will not smile in amusement upon viewing Zulkifli Yusoff’s artworks. It is only fitting, as Zulkifli does not offer mere visual brevity in his work, but it seems to draw the viewer in, to inspect and to dissect, to figure out the meaning behind his pieces. Apart from the display of his artistic skills, namely in technique and precision, this satirical piece bears a heavy commentary on society.

The caricatures and character parodies are those of the people Zulkifli observes in society, armed with different types of personalities. With this form of abstract art, he criticizes on sociopolitical situations while narrating.

Zulkifli Yusoff studied in Manchester Polytechnic, England in 1991 after graduating from UiTM. He is known to be one of thebest contemporary artists in Malaysia, and has received various awards such as the 1988 and 1989’s Major Award in the Young Contemporary Artists Competition, the 1992’s Grand Minister’s Prize in the Third Salon Malaysia. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Perak.