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Reclining Figure 2

Ahmad Zakii Anwar2009

National Heritage Board, Singapore

National Heritage Board, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore

Born in Malaysia, Ahmad Zakii Anwar (1955) is one of the most sought after contemporary artists in the region, known for his hyper-realist works. After his graduation from MARA Institute of Technology, he worked as a graphic artist first before becoming a full- time artist. An active member of the regional arts scene, his works have appeared in numerous exhibitions since 1975, including a mid career retrospective at Kuala Lumpur in 2008. An introspective artist, Zakii's works are infused with a sense of essentialism. �'Reclining Figure 2'� is part of a larger body of works where he explores figuration of the human body. Stripped of all baggage and clothing, the human body is depicted monochromatically, presenting the bare essence here. Through a minimalist approach, Zakii'�s excellent draughtsmanship skills is seen through the musculature and bone structure depicted here, anatomically precise, against the stark white background, heightening a sense of spirituality.

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