B. England, 1970
A Day Out, 2020
Signed “Y. Majid, 2020” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
92 x 152 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 15,000 – RM 25,000
Yusof Majid is a product of a Malay-British parentage and hails from a well to do family who had a happy childhood, complete with a comprehensive art education. From an early age, art has been a part of Yusof Majid’s life. He grew up in England, and had an appreciation for art at a young age. Born in 1970, Yusof Majid’s creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The artist attended the Chelsea School of Art, England from 1988 to 1993. Yusof sees his paintings as a naive surrealist extension of his inner self, emptiness and euphoria in landscapes of memory and dreamscapes.
Art comes natural to Yusof and its no surprise that his artistic journey began with his childhood. In this piece, Yusof Majid portrays a dreamlike reality where a large number of people can be seen here having a fun and playful day out on a hilly landscape. His imagination may run wild but it is rooted into his exciting childhood experience. is an example of such childhood adventure, when he guides spectators across the blue sky to embark on an exploration. In his quest of true humanity, he is constantly telling stories with his brushes, putting colourful images onto the canvas and celebrating the sheer magic of happiness.