'being human' # 14 : Arif Fauzan

Let Go Off Your Ego
Acrylic on linen
293 x 233cm

Arif Fauzan (b. 1979, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia) has a B.F.A. in Arts and Design from University Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor where he studied painting (1997-2001). He was awarded an Honorable Mention, Philip Morris Art Awards (2003) and also at the Arts + Earth Young Artist Competition (2006). This year sees his participation in two group exhibitions, READrawing at Petronas Gallery and ‘99 Asma-ul-Husna’ at Galeri Chandan, Kuala Lumpur. Most recently his solo outing titled ‘World Eclipse’ at Arti Gallery in Desa Melawati, Kuala Lumpur garnered a wider attention. A figurative painter professing narrative based depictions, imagined or choreographed pairings of characters and subjects, akin to stills from a movie. Cinematic in its format and approach, the artist is interested in directing the viewers’ response, to how they feel rather than subvert or manipulate them.