GOLD TORQUE

Closing Bid: S$ 1,300.00

OPEN DATE: 10 May 2014, 10:00am
CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014, 8:30pm

About the Artwork

Azad Daniel's Büffel entitled Gold Torque was expertly crafted from cement and enveloped in a rich golden coat of auto paint depicting the goal leaf. Azad took a minimalistic approach to a visitation of the golden ages having the bull emit regality, justice, power, strength and all round perfection with its clean lines and polished exterior. "In ancient times, gold was used to symbolise the balance in all things as well as divine principles" explains the artist. The chosen subject ties in remarkably with the fortitude of the chosen colour as both serve as a universal symbol of grand capability.

Bidding Information

OPEN DATE: 10 MAY 2014
CLOSING DATE: 27 JUNE 2014

Closing Bid: S$ 1,300.00

About the Artist

Daniel Azad studied multimedia at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand and then returned to his native Malaysia to pursue a diploma course in Visual and Digital Arts at the LimKokWing University College of Creative Technology. He took up sculpting as a major and minored in digital arts. Upon graduation he started to become an artist whilst working in art galleries, which also allowed him to enhance his knowledge in the arts and to network. He has been working professionally as a gallery organiser for 10 years in Kuala Lumpur, including Art Case, Richard Koh Fine Art and Petronas.

Multi-talented, Azad won first prize in the Piala Seri Endon fashion design competition some years ago. In terms of his own art, he explains that he is particularly fond of "superflat" contemporary paintings, and was "inspired by the glossy effect on Murakami's works, the simplicity in lines and forms of Michael Craig Martin, and the repetitive use of objects by Lisa Milroy." Azad describes his work as a form of "initial protest from an internal desire which not only shouts for attention but to challenge oneself with a statement which is close to one's heart, that craves something out of our imagination and capability so it can exist in reality". He adds "This has definitely come from a long string of experiences while translating societal issues and from surroundings which are questioned and strengthened by the use of new innovative techniques".