Baik Art Gallery

MY SHADOW’S SHADOW

April 3 — April 28, 2018 | PRESS RELEASE | CATALOGUE

ABOUT

Baik Art Seoul is pleased to present My Shadow’s Shadow by Ahmad Zakii Anwar.

The artist has spent his career living in Malaysia where he has been exposed to Muslim beliefs and has presented his work, primarily, outside of the canon of western modernity. Zakii’s depictions of nude figures and cultural signifiers allude to religious taboos and personal narratives. This exhibition presents 15 of the artist’s most recent works.

FEATURED

ARTIST

AHMAD ZAKII ANWAR

Ahmad Zakii Anwar (b. 1955), also known as Zakii, is a prominent Malaysian artist with a strong command of several artistic mediums and modes of figurative representation. A graduate of the School of Art and Design, MARA Institute of Technology Malaysia, Anwar began his career in advertising as a graphic artist.

Zakii is known for his photo-realistic, large-scale charcoal drawings of male nudes, which are simply composed and boldly defined. Evoking, in two-dimensions, a visceral reality reminiscent of Michelangelo’s slave sculptures, Anwar’s drawings combine his theological, psychological and cosmological inquiries of the human spirit and body. He also maintains a fervent activist practice supporting AIDS patients, women’s rights and his local community. His work has been exhibited internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Manila. Zakii currently lives and works in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

ADDITIONAL CONTENT

ART BUSAN FAIR

Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Mella Jaarsma, and Heri Dono | April 20 - 22, 2018

HANDS ACROSS THE WATER

Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Kow Leong Kiang, Heri Dono, Choi Tae Hoon, Young Jin Han | Part 1: Sep 13 – Oct 4, 2014 & Part 2: Oct 11 – 31, 2014