Ahmad Zakii Anwar
Ahmad Zakii Anwar is perhaps one of the most illustrious and established fine artist in Malaysia. His name has been synonymous linked with art where the mention of the name Zakii will invoke one of the most popular artworks in the country. Born in 1955, Zakii is known to have produced one of the most engaging, realistic and desired fine art not only in Malaysia but throughout the region as well as in other continents. Zakii is one of the earliest fine artist where he is widely regarded as one of the first generation artists when he first came out through the School of Art and Design from MARA Institute of Technology Malaysia. He started off as a graphic designer and was involved in the advertising industry where he had produced some of the most engaging advertising creatives during his time. From there, he continued to establish his name by converting to fine art where his techniques have been exemplary and world class.
Zakii’s work is easily recognizable as he does so well in using the media like charcoal and oil to exude his still life into realistic portraits and paintings. His work has been ‘loud’ and large and is widely sought after by collectors, galleries and art spaces around the region.