Lot 82 | Auction XV

LOT 82

(B. Johor, 1955)

Endau Rompin I, 2000

Signed, titled and dated
“Endau Rompin 30.9.00 Ahmad Zakii Anwar”
on bottom of paper
Mixed media on paper
41 x 28.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

AVAILABLE – RM 4,000 – RM 6,000

“One of the most important things in my work is the sense of something absolute. I want to reflect the order of life, as well as internal beauty. I want to paint something more spiritual. I want people who look at the work to feel inner peace.”

Described as ‘a very ancient being, operating in a very modern context,’ Zakii (as he is often known) is a brilliantly talented individual. His work is at once striking and staggeringly detailed, and covers a broad range of subject matter including still life, male nudes and much more.

Ahmad Zakii was born in 1955 in Johor. Beginning his career as a graphic artist after graduating from MARA Insitute Technology of Malaysia, he focused on advertising. Later on, he delved into fine arts, notably known for his strikingly realistic portraits and paintings. He is one of the most accomplished Malaysian artists, both locally and internationally. Zakii’s artworks featuring the study of figures in 1995, 2008 and 2009 are featured in the collection of NHB Singapore.