Lot 81 | Auction XXI

LOT 81

Fendy Zakri
B. Perak, 1982

The Lines Form Study, 2014

Signed and dated  “Fendy Zakri 2014” on lower right                      

Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

Acrylic oil pastel and charcoal on canvas

91.5 x 91.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,500 – RM 5,000

Ipoh-born Fendy Zakri has a primal relationship with his art.

Fendy challenges conventional perspectives with hidden images in his works. His work might look like a mess of colours and lines on canvas, but Fendy insists that every stroke of the brush is deliberate, every line is carefully composed – not unlike what happens behind the scenes with an orchestrated car crash in an action movie.

“I play with space, texture, colours, form, composition and balance … and then distort it to make my artwork look abstract. And to hide the images within my painting even better, I explore ambiguous space, flat space and deep space,” he says.

Fendy Zakri is a self-taught artist based in Kuala Lumpur and had his first solo exhibition in 2014, entitled “Seeing the Unseen”.