Saiful Razman

Saiful Razman (b.1980, Malaysia) graduated from UiTM with a bachelor degree in Fine Art in 2003. He has exhibited widely in Malaysia, Lebanon, Australia and Singapore. In 2003, he was awarded both the Honorable Mention at the Philip Morris Malaysia-Asean Arts Awards and the Incentive Award at the Open Show, Galeri Shah Alam. He lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is represented by Richard Koh Fine Art.

Mohd Noor Mahmud

Born in 1964 in Kelantan, Mohd Noor graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Universiti Teknologi Mara in 1988 before obtaining a Master’s degree from Leicester in 1996. Mohd Noor has exhibited extensively including at the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak State Museum, Sabah Art Gallery, Maybank Gallery, American Embassy and Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur and won the third prize in the “Pemandangan Malaysia” competition which was held by Kontena Malaysia in 1989.

Mohd Noor’s artistic practice is closely linked to the craft conventions and local industry of Kelantan.

Studying Mohd Noor’s works opens a discussion about the fusion of traditional symbols and motifs in a highly contemporary presentation, and the resultant contradiction of tradition that appears. The artist feels that it is this paradox, coupled with a thorough understanding of the formal aspects of technique that enable him to produce truly original works. Indeed the weight attached to technique and skill is evident from the stunning attention to detail and patient layering processes Mohd Noor diligently applies in his practice.

Dato’ Sharifah Fatimah Syed Zubir Barakbah

Sharifah Fatimah bt. Syed Zubir was born in 1948 in Alor Star, Kedah, Malaysia. She studied at the MARA Institute of Technology (ITM) Malaysia from 1967 until 1971 which earned a Diploma in Fine Art. She graduated with the first fine arts class of ITM and was awarded the Best Student Award in 1971. Later she went on to study at Reading University in Reading, England where earned a First Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art majoring in painting. Besides that, Sharifah Fatimah was also a recipient of the prestigious John D Rockefeller Fund Fellowship and various other Malaysian federal scholarships. Then she went on to do her postgraduate studies at the Pratt Institute New York where she did brilliantly and she was awarded with a Master’s Degree in Fine Art.

After that, between 1982 until 1989, Sharifah Fatimah worked as a Curator of Art at the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur. She then went on to become a full-time artist and art curator since 1990 until now. In her professional career, Sharifah Fatimah, 65 years old; has an extensive repertoire of solo and group exhibitions which includes exhibitions in Geneva, Sarajevo, Seville, Rome, Tehran, China and also Paris. She is also the first Malaysian female artist to receive to be conferred the Order of Dato’ Setia DiRaja Kedah (DSDK) from HRH Sultan Kedah.

Sharifah Fatimah discovers that through abstract painting, she could express the essence of nature rather than its outward or physical manifestation. In Islamic Art, it is important to not have any representation of nature. She mentions that she wants to paint the spirit of something not its form. Sharifah Fatimah states that she would rather paint the spirit of a bird flying instead of the bird form itself or its feathers. She uses colours to portray the message of life and its rhythm in her paintings.

Sulaiman Esa

Sulaiman Esa dilahirkan pada 12 September 1941 di Johor Bahru. Beliau mendapat pendidikan awal di Sekolah Rendah Bukit Zahrah. Kemudian beliau melanjutkan persekolahannya di Maktab Inggeris, Johor Bahru pada tahun 1953. Beliau mendapat Biasiswa Negeri Johor dan dengan biasiswa tersebut beliau telah melanjutkan pelajaran peringkat diploma Seni Lukis dan Seni Reka di Hornsey College of Art, London pada tahun 1960 hingga 1966. Pada tahun 1967 beliau menyambung ijazah pasca siswazah dalam bidang cetakan di kolej yang sama. Setahun kemudian beliau belajar pula di ‘Atelier 17’ , Paris dalam bidang cetakan pada 1968.

Hayati Mokhtar

Hayati Mokhtar lahir pada tahun 1969 dan menetap  di Kuala Lumpur dan mendapat pendidikan  ijazah sarjana muda di Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, United Kingdom dan mendapat sarjana di Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, United Kingdom. Keasyikan beliau dengan isu-isu identiti budaya dan rasa kehilangan yang disebabkan oleh warisan penjajahan dan globalisasi.  Tema ini  menyokong minatnya dalam penggunaan susuk objek budaya tertentu dan telah mempengaruhi beliau dalam kerja-kerja video yang terkini.  Beliau juga terlibat dalam pameran-pameran antarabangsa termasuk di Institut Seni Kontemporari Perth dan di Palais de Tokyo.

Hock Aun Teh

Lahir di Sungai Gedong, Perak dan bekerja di Glasgow, beliau seorang berlatar belakang dan dasar didikannya ialah Cina dan telah dididik dengan baik dalam seni khat. Beliau mendapat pendidikan dalam seni lukisan dan arca di Sekolah Seni di Glasgow. Beliau menggabungkan alam dan lanskap ke dalam karya abstraknya. Hock Aun Teh menggunakan kaligrafi Tang yang sangat berharga  kepada warna-warna dan bersifat seni moden untuk menggabungkan spontan dan kebebasan ekspresif. Ianya diklasifikasikan sebagai Abstrak Ekspressionisme di Barat.Beliau dikenali sebagai artis abstrak dan pengarca.

Haris Abadi Abdul Rahim

Haris Abadi Abdul Rahim holds a Masters degree in Fine Art & Technology from Mara University of Technology (UiTM). He hails from the East Coast state of Kelantan, where cultural heritage and traditional activities are still preserved in its own unique way. Despite this, the artist’s calling has been towards new media and sculpture.

His interests in animation and motion graphics drew him to study the traditional elements of traditional shadow puppetry, and Haris has incorporated elements from this field, such as the Pohon Beringin (tree of life) into his new media works. He is considered one of the Malaysian emerging artists that deal comfortably with digital technology in producing artworks.


Masnoor Ramli Mahmud

Beliau dilahirkan pada  tahun 1968. beliau mendapat Ijazah Seni Halus di Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam. Beliau pernah membuat pameran solo di White Box @ Publika, Kuala Lumpur pada tahun 2014 dan  Bumi Manusia: Revisited, Muzium dan Galeri Seni Pulau Pinang pada tahun 2009. beliau merupakan artis separuh masa.