Lot 82 | 15 August 2021



LOT 82


B. Pahang, 1985

Golden Rose, 2020

Signed and dated on lower middle

Acrylic on canvas

152 x 152 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,200 – RM 5,500

Born 1985 in Maran, Pahang, Khairul Izham approaches broad subject of past and memories with complex layering and conscious masking, leaving the audience with residue from the process of recollection. Some of his recent shows include, Malaysian Emerging Artist Award (2011), Deceitful Truths (2011), Dischromatic (2010). Khairul Izham is known to portray an enigmatic and elusive mood in his subjects. His brushes of colour create rough silhouettes in an expressionistic manner with details, contours and crevices accurately captured. This beautiful rendition entitled, ‘Golden Rose 2020’ is filled dominant golden hue that stands out against the black background. From a distance, viewers can determine the outline of gold that makes up a rose. Only upon closer inspection can one discern that the rose is made up of a multitude of objects such as potted plant, an old rotary telephone, rooster, stairs, Wau, a birdcage and many more. There’re much depth to this work, raising all kinds of intrigue.