Featured Malaysian Artists
Datuk Ibrahim Hussein is widely regarded to be one of the ‘veterans’ in the Malaysian art scene. Born on 13 March 1936, Ibrahim comes from Kedah and passed away in 2009 at the age of 72. As an artist, Ibrahim has been instrumental in creating movements in the art scene while his works have been known for his techniques as well as his trademark.
Dr Zakaria’s artistic talents have flourished through 2 areas namely literature and paintings. His literature works encompassed all types of writing disciplines that include essays, journals, novels and poems while as an artist, he has been actively involved in the area of fine arts.
For someone like Yeo Eng Peng, the current contemporary Malaysian art scene might be a bit out of place for him as he is one of the serious watercolour artist of the modern community. One thing about Yeo is that he injects so much realism into his watercolour works that at times, they look more like acrylic paintings.
Sharmiza Abu Hassan is Malaysian artist who graduated from the MARA University of Technology in Shah Alam with a Bachelor in Fine Art. She comes from Taiping in Perak where she was born in 1972 and is among the few female Malaysian artists who is known for her sculpture works and the more 3-dimensional visual works.
Yeoh Jin Leng belongs to one of the earlier generation of Malaysian artists. Born in 1929 in Ipoh, JinLeng’s work has been widely regarded to be one of the best among his peers and in the Malaysian art scene. JinLeng studied at the Anderson School in his hometown before embarking to a teaching course at the Malayan Teachers’ College in Kirkby in Liverpool.