Drawing his inspiration from fairy tales and children books, Khairul Azmir Shoib projects his works through this language. Learning from the images of magical events from the Al-Quran and tales like Star Wars and those from the Hans Christian Anderson/The Brothers Grimm, Khairul who is fondly known as Meme also create his artwork through the paranormal events he experienced in his family, particularly from his ancestors who were involved with paranormal.
Meme obtained his Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Universiti Teknologi Mara in Shah Alam where he also obtained his Master majoring in Fine Art and Technology. Since then, he has been actively participating in the Malaysian art scene where he has since established himself as one of the most exciting fine artists of his time. Meme’s work is easily recognizable as he draws objects which are usually known by the viewer. Furthermore, the subject matters that he used too projects mystery and often requires the viewer to think and perceive what he is trying to convey. It is in this context that draw many galleries to take notice of Meme’s work as they are highly intriguing and very interesting. He is a recipient of major awards in the art scene while his works have been shown in many private and public galleries around the country.
Khairul Azmir Shoib who is also known as Meme has been actively involved in the Malaysian art scene for a while now. His techniques are exemplary where he has previously won the 1st prize in the Life Drawing Competition organized by the National Art Gallery which he also garnered a 3rd prize previously as well. In 2004, he won the Jury Award at the Young Contemporary Exhibition while prior to that, his drawing also won the second prize at the National Day Drawing Competition at the Shah Alam Gallery. It was also at this space that he took home the 1st and 3rd prize at the Drawing Competition.
Among some of his notable exhibitions are the “Post Gothic Dreams” solo show held at the RA Fine Arts Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, the ‘Subliminary’ show at Shah Alam Gallery, the ‘Shifting Boundaries’ at the Rimbun Dahan Artist Residency show as well as the “Candy Coated Cute Confusion” show at Arts Alive. Apart from that, his work has also travelled to Australia and Indonesia. He has also been involved in exhibitions in major private art galleries in Malaysia that include Valentine Willie Fine Art, Wei-Ling Gallery as well as Richard Koh Fine Art.