Lot 78 | 15 August 2021



LOT 78


B. Pahang, 1964

Faces and Faces – Pentas Dunia #11 & #12

Signed on verso
Inscribed title, size, year and medium on verso

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 60 cm (2 pieces)

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,500 – RM 7,000

Nizar Kamal Ariffin was born on the 9th of September, 1964 in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He was a member of SENIKA, Kuantan’s state of art society. While working with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, he was appointed the Taman Seni Budaya Pahang’s Resident Artist. After having graduated from University Sains of Malaysia and trained in Fine Arts and Graphics, he became a full-time artist and joined the Conlay Artist Colony in 1998 at Craft Complex Malaysia. This intriguing pair of artworks portrays a style that departs from Nizar Kamal Ariffin’s norm, going against his highly methodical, structured and intricate, precise lines for design. These paintings are among the artist’s early works where freedom and experimentation seem to be discerned.