Women on canvas at Art Trio.
WHERE the celebration of women on canvas is concerned, Art Trio can boast a diverse collection in its catalogue. Take, for instance, Ahmad Zakii Anwar’s brooding Two Women (1974) and Syed Jamal’s Jungle Girl (1962), the year he won the Federation Art Prize with the abstract, Hope. Indonesians Onib Olmedo’s Violinist At Rest, Kartika Affandi’s Self Portrait (2013) and Wahyu Srikaryadi’s Balinese Dancer complete the list.
For a touch of colour, Bangkok-based Myanmar artist Smith Sein Lynn, 73, is represented by his photo-realist Water Of Life. Filipino abstract artist Jose T. Joya (1931-1995) and fellow countryman Ang Kiukok (1931-2005), both from the Manansala School, complete the foreign field.
Datuk Ibrahim Hussein’s other works are Catita (1965), done at the Royal College of Art in London, and Pink Flows (1980). Poet-painter Latiff Mohidin has the unusual Flood, based on the 1971 Kuala Lumpur floods, and Indian Summer (2005) from his Voyage Series (2002-2006).
The earliest work is from Yong Mun Sen (1896-1962). It’s a watercolour gem called Children Swimming With Hollow Bamboo (1954).
The youngest artist featured is Akhmal Asyraf, 27, with his pop art portrait of Tun Daim Zainuddin. The other pop-centred portrait – Tan Sri Azman Hashim – comes from Ahmad ‘Jeri’ Azhari Mohd Noor (1955-2006). The artist also gave Azman informal art tuition lessons.
Other artists featured include Nirmala Dutt Shanmughalingam, Ahmad Khalid Yusof, Chang Fee Ming, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Jansen Chow and an unusual four-headed Jah-Hut sculpture carved by Menteri Bani (aka Wahi).