Lot 84 | Auction XV

LOT 84

(B. Pahang, 1971)

Untitled, 2003

Signed and dated “ISMADI 2003” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 121 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 7,670

Ismadi’s love for nature and his hometown were the inspiration for his paintings, shown through spontaneous, gestural and scratch effects he employs on these expressionistic paintings. There are scarring, scratches, blurred areas as well as symbols and shapes scattered throughout the canvas, which leaves the viewers intrigued. The painting also beckons the viewer to stay a while longer to dissect what the message of this painting is.

The Pahang-born artist was a UiTM graduate who obtained his Master’s degree at De Monfort University, UK and has over 20 years of experience in the art industry. Using the relationship between humans, nature and animals as his muse for abstract paintings, his technique involves the throwing of paint at the canvas before he wipes, scrapes and perfects the image he wishes to express. He recently had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Asian Art, University of Malaya from the 10th of January to the 2nd of February 2014, which was almost sold out.