Sarkasi Said Tzee1989

National Heritage Board, Singapore

National Heritage Board, Singapore

Sarkasi Said also known as Tzee, (1940) was born in Singapore and is a self-taught artist who has strived far and wide in an unquenchable thirst for the discovery and knowledge of batik. He has travelled to the various states in Malaysia as well as to the central Javanese cities of Solo and Yogyakarta in pursuit of the batik cultural flame - �seeking out practitioners of the art. Sarkasi has developed a distinctive style with the resist-and-dye technique � one that made up most of his oeuvres, which convey roaring forces and movements.� 'Meadow�' exemplifies one of Sarkasi�'s dynamic and decorative yet on closer scrutiny, complex batik paintings, which has been a dominant feature in his oeuvres. The inter-penetrating planes in green hues, which appear to collide, cross, or combine, symbolize Sarkasi'�s interpretation of nature. While using traditional batik technique of resist-and-dye, Sarkasi made an overhaul to landscape painting � a seeming sweeps and swirls of hurricane with a celebration of exuberant colours.

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