B. Kedah, 1974
Signed “Fauzul Yusri 2010” on lower middle
Signed, titled and dated on the reverse
Mixed media on canvas
120 x 120 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 8,000 – RM 12,000
Never one to be too direct in his messages through his art, Fauzul Yusri sticks to the philosophy that, “Artists should not be too direct, and be more creative with their messages.” Set against a vague background, the only forms present in this piece are shadowy figures and cryptic verses of a haiku, some written directly in romaji style. However, the message is completely subjective, for some it may something profound, while some may find it to be enigmatic.
After having graduated from UiTM Shah Alam in 1999, Fauzul has then exhibited his work all around Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. He also received special mentions from the Young Contemporary Art Award in 2002 and the Kijang Art Awards in 2004. Malaysia’s National Art Gallery, Bank Negara Malaysia, EQ Fine Arts Gallery and HSBC Bank Malaysia have collected Fauzul’s artworks, and until this day has been noted for his distinctive style in etching techniques.