Dec 01 - Dec 15, 2021
Red Path, 2021, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 112x173cm, Jolly Koh
All images courtesy of G13 Gallery
G13 Gallery is pleased to present The Moderns Across Generations, a group exhibition which comprised of four Malaysian modernists, namely Jolly Koh, Dato’ Sharifah Fatimah, Dato’ Tajuddin Ismail and Awang Damit Ahmad. They are Malaysian senior artists who have had great success in their careers throughout the decades.
This exhibition introduces modern art across generations to the audience and each of the artists is showing four to six paintings from their oeuvre. A total of 20 paintings of various sizes are presented in this exhibition.
Born 1941 in Singapore
Jolly Koh is a prime mover of modern art in Malaysia and an artist who brought an international dimension to a country that might otherwise have laboured on with watercolour scenes of kampungs and padi fields. Dato’ Sharifah Fatimah is one of the main figures in the Malaysian art scene. She found it more in tune with the spiritual side of conveyance by using bold expressive colours and strong gestural strokes in her artwork.
Phoenix Country, 2011, Oil Acrylic on Canvas, 100x156cm, Jolly Koh
Letter to China, 2017, Oil Acrylic on Canvas, 135x115cm, Jolly Koh
Song Landscape II, 2021, Oil Acrylic on Canvas, 66x160cm, Jolly Koh
Red Path, 2021, Oil Acrylic on Canvas, 112x173cm, Jolly Koh
Dato’ Sharifah Fatimah
Born 1948, Alor Star, Kedah
Sharifah Fatimah was among the pioneer batch of fine art students at the Mara Institute of Technology (now known as UiTM) in 1967. Under the tutelage of lecturers Dr Jolly Koh and Dr Choong Kam Kow, she graduated with a diploma in 1971, complete with a best student award. She became a full-time artist in 1973 and continued to collect a string of achievements including the Bank Bumiputra Prize for her acrylic on canvas works, Rose of the Wind and Tribute to Rumi, and a consolation prize for Meditation in the acclaimed Young Contemporary Artist (Bakat Muda Sezaman) competition. Her works were officially showcased to the world when she held her first solo exhibition at Singapore’s Alpha Gallery in 1972.
Dato’ Sharifah Fatimah is one of the main figures in the Malaysian art scene. She found it more in tune with the spiritual side of conveyance by using bold expressive colours and strong gestural strokes in her artwork.
Senjakata, 2021, Mixed-Media on Canvas, 90x80cm, Sharifah Fatimah
Dark Light, 2021, Mixed Media on Canvas, 90x80cm, Sharifah Fatimah
Greenscape I, 2021, Mixed Media on Canvas, 90x60cm, Sharifah Fatimah
Greenscape II, 2021, Mixed Media on Canvas, 90x60cm, Sharifah Fatimah
Dato’ Tajuddin Ismail
Born on 26th October 1949
One of the country’s most celebrated artists, Tajuddin Ismail is a humble man who comes from Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan. He was born in October 1949 where he underwent his early education. He then pursued his further studies in the area of Fine Art in the then ITM School of Art & Design from 1969 to 1973. After that, he went on to study Graphic Design at Los Angeles’ Art Center College of Design and then continued his postgraduate studies at the prestigious Interior Architecture at Pratt Institute New York. His past accolades include receiving the Fulbright Research Fellowship, a prestigious award given by the American Council of Learned Societies.
Dato’ Tajuddin Ismail gets recognition for his amazing abstract art that draws inspiration from nature. His work is a reflection of his experiences and worldview, his spiritual values, his artistic sensibility, his dreams and most importantly his self-identity.
Earthscape, 2016, Acrylic on Canvas, 137.5x122cm, Tajuddin Ismail
Blue Synergy, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 152cm Diameter, Tajuddin Ismail
Autumn Breeze No.2, 2019 Acrylic on Canvas, 183x167.5cm, Tajuddin Ismail
Earthscape: Synergy, 2021, Acrylic, 183x167.5cm, Tajuddin Ismail
Awang Damit Ahmad
Born 1956, Kuala Penyu, Sabah
Awang Damit Ahmad is a celebrated abstract expressionist painter born in Kuala Penyu, Sabah. Awang paints with all his senses as he creates dynamic intuitive works commemorating his adverse yet memorable childhood in rural Sabah.
Garis Mega, Dingin Dinihari, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 91x91cm, Awang Damit Ahmad
Garismega Laman Jingga, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 122x122cm, Awang Damit Ahmad
Garismega Orangan Dalam Merah, 2O19, Mixed Media on Canvas, 122x122cm, Awang Damit Ahmad
Garismega Orangan Kelam, 2020, Mixed Media on Canvas, 91x91cm, Awang Damit Ahmad