Ahmad Zakii Anwar

1955 · Malaysia

Artist biography

Ahmad Zakii Anwar is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Malaysia, like other prominent artists such as Padma Rajendran, Nik Rafin, Tay Bak Chiang, Yusof Ghani, and Thean Chie Chan. Ahmad Zakii Anwar was born in 1955.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ahmad Zakii Anwar is represented and exhibited by Baik Art in Los Angeles, the United States. Ahmad Zakii Anwar most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Baik Art in Los Angeles with the exhibition FIVE . The exhibition was open from 21 June 2019 until 09 August 2019. Ahmad Zakii Anwar's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Lust for Life, which took place at Sapar Contemporary in New York, the United States (05 September 2019 - 14 October 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Ahmad Zakii Anwar

Ahmad Zakii Anwar was born in 1955 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. Towards the end of the 1970s, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and ensuring that spray paint and tagging gained some egitimacy as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully develop and dominate throughout the following decade.

Ahmad Zakii Anwar

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