Mohd Fauzi Sedon is one of the established Malaysian fine artists who has been making waves in the Malaysian art scene since graduating from the MARA University of Technology in 1993 with his Bachelor of Fine Art. Fauzi Sedon was born in Batu Pahat in Johor in 1971. It was here that he spend his early childhood while he then went on to the MARA Institute of Technology in Selangor to pursue his Diploma in Art and Design majoring in Fine Art. Apart from being involved in the making and development of art in the country, Fauzi has also been actively involved in the research and academic areas of art in which he has also been actively involved with exhibitions around and outside the country.
After completing his degree, Fauzi Sedon went on to complete his Master of Fine Art at the University of Central England in Birmingham with which he would finish his PhD 11 years later at the Tasmanian School of Art at the University of Tasmania. As an artist, Fauzi’s work has been known to be edgy where he expresses his subject matter through abstract and sharp images and objects. He uses colours to express the messages that he wants to in which he produces a pop-artish way of portraying his messages.
Exhibitions and awards
As an artist, Fauzi Sedon has been actively involved in the education and development of art. He was in the Deans List during his studying years in MARA while he also won awards and accolades like the Honorable Mention at the Philip Morris Art Award in 1998 as well as the Incentive Award at the 2003 Open Show organized by the Shah Alam Gallery. He has lecturing for many years that include stints at the Faculty of Art and Design at the Shah alam MARA Institute of Technology, the Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology and at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Tanjong Malim. Apart from that, Fauzi has also been involved in the consultancy roles where he was involved with the Perak Arts Foundation previously.
He has held solo exhibitions that include the ‘Statement Series – True Colours’ show at the NN Gallery and the ‘Packages Part 2’ show at the Avage Gallery in Hobart. In terms of groups shows, Fauzi Sedon work has been travelling around the country and the surrounding regions as early as 1990 where they were seen at the ‘100 Years Kuala Lumpur Anniversary’ show, the ‘Selected Printmaking Show’ organized by Petronas Gallery, the ‘Expressions’ show in Birmingham, the ‘Young Contemporary’s Exhibition’ organized by the National Art Gallery as well as the ‘11th Asian Art Bienalle’ in 2004 held in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Clearance Discount – Mixed Media
In Fauzi Sedon’s mixed media work entitled ‘Clearance Discount 60%’ it depicts Fauzi’s intention to convey a distinctive message in which it looks at a mixed emotional integration of text and perhaps thoughts of today’s social happenings which encircles around shopping and the spending of money on material needs. This is an interesting take that expresses how the current social environment is like and is one that Fauzi expresses so effectively.