Lot 86 | Auction XV

LOT 86

(B. Kedah, 1974)

Orange-Position, 2014

Signed ”Fauzul Yusri 2014” on bottom of canvas
Signed, titled and dated on verso
Mixed media on canvas
92 x 92 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 6,490

Fauzul Yusri is never direct with his messages. Instead, he delves with the subtle layering of textures and manipulation of surfaces, to create new aesthetic perception of form and floating shapes upon the canvas. Set against a bright red background, the only forms present in this canvas are shadows and masses of earthy greens and yellows and browns, floating around the canvas. The message is completely subjective, for some it may be a little cynical, ominous or even intimidating in this depiction, but for some it may hold a deeper meaning.

After having graduated from UiTM Shah Alam in 1999, Fauzul has then exhibited his work all around Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. He also received special mentions from the Young Contemporary Art Award in 2002 and the Kijang Art Awards in 2004. Malaysia’s National Art Gallery, Bank Negara Malaysia, EQ Fine Arts Gallery and HSBC Bank Malaysia have collected Fauzul’s artworks, and until this day has been noted for his distinctive style in etching techniques.