MOHD AKHIR AHMAD
B. Penang, 1986
Ada Yang Tertinggal, 2013
Signed and dated on the reverse
Mixed media on canvas
91 x 91 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Reference Illustrated on page 17 of “FREEZING THE MOMENT” exhibition catalogue
Published in 2013 by R A Fine Arts
RM 2,800 – RM 4,000
Even before one can discern what the subject truly is, this painting gives
off the air of enigma, of something kept secret and hidden.
As the eyes roam around the canvas, the understanding that comes to
mind is it is of a bed, a mink shawl or coat is tossed onto the bed of
rumpled sheets and rumpled pillows. The duvet droops over to the vivid,
red and black carpet where a blink-and-miss-it pearl earring lay forgotten
on the floor. It immediately hints at a lovers’ rendezvous, a late night and
sordid affair and a lovers’ meeting.
In a shadowy yet realistic way, the artist paints a piece that is able to
create mood and tell a story without bringing in too many subjects,
relaying the message with perception and technique.