AZIZI LATIF – THE YOUNG TALENT
FEBRUARY 8 – 24, 2017
February 8 – 24, 2017
11am to 7pm daily
Curate Henry Butcher, Ground Floor
LG1-1, SENI Mont Kiara, 2a Changkat Duta Kiara,
Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Curate Henry Butcher is pleased to present Azizi Latif, a promising young artist who won the Silver Award (Established Category), UOB Painting Of The Year 2015, which was held at Curate (SENI Mont Kiara).
From hosting exhibitions to supporting the UOB Painting Of The Year Award Malaysia, Curate has facilitated projects committed to the enrichment for the arts in the region. Having met Azizi Latif at the Award ceremony, he is now the first represented young artist by Curate Henry Butcher.
Born in Klang in 1988, Azizi received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at UITM. He has captivated audiences with exceptional portraits of renowned artists made from an innovative quilling technique which involves the meticulous arrangement of densely folded or rolled paper strips. The curves which define the facial planes resembles shifting waves and movements experienced by the subject. Despite being an OKU (losing his right hand palm in an accident during childhood), Azizi has overcome trials and hardships along the way, focusing on his type of new media art with steely determination, relentless persistence, and a strong will to succeed. It is indeed this strong fighting spirit, the never give-up spirit, that Curate opens up its door to represent this young talented artist.
The exhibition features a comprehensive overview of Azizi’s artistic development from the early abstract pieces to the recent series of incredibly detailed collages which celebrate great masters and cultural icons in the art world. From Western world renowned artists, to Japanese legendary artists, to Malaysian prominent artists, Azizi pays his respect and tribute to them through his works of art. Collectors are sure to admire Azizi’s tribute to local artists such as the influential portrait painter Dato’ Mohd Hoessein Enas, National Art Laureate Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal, and others who have played a pivotal role in the development of modern art in Malaysia, including conceptual artist and art historian Redza Piyadasa.
The show comprises 19 works, mostly loaned from different collectors for exhibition purposes.
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