B. Kelantan, 1969
Signed and dated “ahmad shukri 2011 “ on lower left
Mixed media on canvas
122 x 203.5 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 12,000 – RM 16,000
This painting reveals an overlay of birds we are familiar of in their habitat, a forest, complemented by prevalent colours of black and grey. Shukri is today one of the leaders in ground-breaking contemporary art in Malaysia, and has exhibited extensively world-wide. Not confined by style, material or subject matter, he revels in forming multi-layered collages with oil paint, canvas, paint and paper. Shukri has maintained that the only constant when it comes to his artwork is change.
Ahmad Shukri Mohamed lectured at UiTM but decided to focus on being a full-time artist, while still taking on parttime academic work. He is also the co-founder of Matahati, a collective art group. Preferring to have absolute freedom over his style, materials (he forms his work with aluminium foil, paint, paper, oil, to name a few) and subjects.