Ahmad Zakii Anwar @ Valentine Willie, Kuala Lumpur



One of Malaysia's preeminent Realist artists - Ahmad Zakii Anwar - returns to Valentine Willie Fine Art with a new charcoal series, Kota Sepi. His nine black and white drawings offer a cast of characters from Zakii's cinema of the everyday. Whether in coffee shop interiors or street scenes, each figure appears mysterious, a bit of a rebel as the audience can only guess at the the personalities and hidden exchanges taking place. Such silence emphasises, the isolation of each character - the 'loneliness' suggested in the Bahasa title of the exhibition - that hint at various questions unanswered or words left unsaid. The show will run until Sep 12.





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