B. Kedah, 1974
She and Dog, 2009
Signed and dated “Fauzul Yusri 2009” on lower middle
Artist, title, date, medium and dimensions inscribed on the reverse
Mixed media on canvas
137 x 137 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 4,000 – RM 6,000
Never one to be too direct in his messages through his art, Fauzul Yusri sticks to the philosophy that, “Artists should not be too direct, and be more creative with their messages.” Set against a dark background, the only forms present in this canvas is a dog on the left and a girl on the right. They appear to be looking at each other, and despite the arbitrariness of the subjects, it may be relaying a certain message.
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.