Lot 82 | Auction XVII

LOT 82

(B. Johor, 1955)

Nude, 1996

Signed and dated “Ahmad Zakii Anwar 96” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
38 x 50.5 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 16,000 – RM 22,000

Sensual and mysterious are two words that fit this painting well. The artist captures here a profile of a nude woman’s body, facing away from the viewer. The piece oozes absolute allure, sophistication and depth, as well as spirituality.

“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,” he said. “I want to paint something more spiritual. I want people who look at the work to feel inner peace.”