(B. Kelantan, 1977)
Signed and dated “aswad ameir 06” on lower right
Mixed media on canvas
91 x 112 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
SOLD – RM 5,310
Aswad Amier was born in 1977 in Kelantan but grew up in Kuala Lumpur. After graduating from the School of Art and Design at Central Saint Martins, London with a Bachelor of Arts degree, he returned home in 2000 filled with aspirations of being a full time artist. He took part in group art exhibitions in KL, as well as delved in other related activities like graphic design, animation and video. There were also installation works that he exhibited at the Klue Urbanscapes and Chow Kit Arts Festival.
His art career reached a turning point in October 2001 when he was offered to be the resident artist at a studio owned by architect Shamsudin Alang Ahmad. There, Aswad was given the opportunity to continue working on his art right up until today and that has culminated in his first solo exhibition – “Across the Lines”. His experiences were crucial to his development as an artist and made even more so with the guidance he received from top personalities such as Latiff Mohidin.