Monday, November 16, 2009

Draw Interest

I've fallen head over heels for the contemporary work of Ahmad Zakii Anwar. Zakii, as he's known, is one of three most sought after Malaysian artists [the others being abstract painter Latiff Mohidin and watercolorist Chang Fee Ming]. His charcoals render me speechless and would make the ultimate memento of our time in Southeast Asia.

6 comments:

Meg said...

Oh Courtney! These are AMAZING~ how gorgeous!!!

Sarah Bradley said...

Wow, those are amazing! Definitely go for one if you're able. It will remind you of this amazing time!

Expats Again said...

WOW! Speechless is right! A truly accomplished artist. You will never regret having one of his drawings--never!

J said...

OK, those are amazing! Now if I can only win the lottery :)

Courtney said...

Zaki is a super-nice guy! I once visited his studio in JB. He has some very amusing and suggestive still-lifes of fruit (can you say "phallic" and "vulval", boys and girls?) which he has not shown -- done only for his own amusement.

Anyway STPI in Singapore (www.stpi.com.sg) might still have some of his editioned works for sale, which would be way-cheaper than the larger one-off charcoals...(but the charcoals are nicer!!)

-Courtney P.

Courtney said...

These are incredible!! Hope you can acquire one as a souvenir of your time there!