Syahrul Niza bin Ahmad Zaini

Syahrul Niza bin Ahmad Zaini

shayrul niza nature rythm
Syahrul Niza bin Ahmad Zaini is a Malaysian fine artist from Ipoh, Perak. He was born in 1977 and graduated in 2002 with a B.A Hons in Fine Art from Universiti Teknologi Mara. He has been actively involved with the development of the Malaysian art scene where he has been involved with many private and public art galleries and spaces around the country. In 2006, he held a solo exhibition at the Art Colony in Star Hill entitled ‘Lost Land’. 2 years before that, he was also involved with the same space with the ‘Manusia & Alam’ show.

Syahrul had also been previously involved with several group shows that include the ‘Invitation Exhibition’ organized by Bank Negara Malaysia, the “Tabik Jerry Exhibition” at the National Art Gallery as well as the “Minature Show” at Bangsar’s Maya Gallery. He was also previously involved with the National Art Gallery’s ‘Takung’ exhibition as well as the “Inspirasi PERAK Exhibition” at the Museum Darul Ridzuan Gallery in Perak. In 2003, his works were seen at the “Open Show” at Galeri Shah Alam, as well as the “Imajan Dan Suara Kemerdekaan” show at Balai Seni Maybank. He was the 1st Prize winner at the Life Drawing Competition (Orchid) in Shah Alam as well as the 3rd Prize winner at the World Orchid Exhibition held in Selangor.
In Syahrul Niza’s artwork above, which is entitled ‘Nature’s Rhythm’, he uses strokes which seemed to be wanton but yet the object is clearly seen. In doing so, he projects his expression style which tells the viewer of a specific rhythm when it comes to appreciating his work. Where this is concerned, one could see that Syahrul exudes a lot of technique into his painting particularly since he uses oil on canvas. While it might not be as contrasting to the likes of the pop art movement, this painting provides a fresh perspective into contemporary fine art which Syahrul promotes so exemplarily.

In Syahrul’s Standing piece, one cannot but be intrigued by the image he used. While the title might sound a bit too literal, it is in the shadow play that Syahrul draws the viewer into his perspective. This is where it is the image of the feet of a man and an ‘x-ray’ view of the bones. However, only one foot was fully painted while the other remains as the sketch that sort of tells the viewer that the painting is not finished. However, that is not the case as the object seemed to show that one side of the man is ‘fading away’ into oblivion. However, the shadow of the side which has been fully painted exudes a dark side of the man as well.
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