THE LIVING JEWELS

Closing Bid: S$ 1,000.00

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

About the Artwork

An experienced charcoal portrait artist by profession, Mior Rizzuan Rosli took the plunge with this challenge to use a medium that was unfamiliar to him and to paint with colours, both of which were not his forte. However refusing to be held back by the fear of the unknown, Rosli tackled his Büffel figurine with great gusto, choosing to paint a recognisable motif in Asian culture- the much prized koi carp, which represents prosperity, perseverance and good fortune.

Moving from portraiture to painting fish was indeed a step in a different direction for the artist, who has been doing charcoal portraits for over ten years. "Painting the koi fish with a gold background is a symbol of how I can develop as an artist with a positive attitude. It represents my hard work and determination, to keep looking ahead, and with a little luck on my side, to reach my destination... my very own golden gate!" Entitled The Living Jewels Rosli claims he chose the theme of koi fish painted on a golden bull "to represent determination and success", the very same qualities the artist himself strives towards.

Bidding Information

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

Closing Bid: S$ 1,000.00

About the Artist

Hailing from Perak in Malaysia, Mior Rizzuan Rosli has more than a decade of enriching experiences as a commissioned portrait artist. He was introduced to charcoal drawing by a Thai artist, with whom he studied under for half a year, before discovering and refining his own style and technique. As a self-taught artist, his detailed drawings of expressive realism and still life are evidence of his passion and belief in his skill. Many of Rosli's work deal with current issues pertaining to society, culture, politics and religion. His use of charcoal powder in these paintings projects his views and translates them into powerful, thought-provoking images. He has recently exhibited with Jada Art in group exhibitions in 2012 and 2013, and participated at the Affordable Art Fair in 2011 and 2013. His work has also been displayed at the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur and various art galleries in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.