• Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Standing Figure 27, 2017, charcoal on paper, 152 x 102 cm
  • Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Tales from the Primordial Garden I, 2015, ultrachrome HDR pigment ink on Canson Edition Etching 310gsm Fine Art Paper, 92 x 140cm
  • Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Tales from the Primordial Garden II, 2015, ultrachrome HDR pigment ink on Canson Edition Etching 310gsm Fine Art Paper, 92 x 140cm
  • Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Tales from the Primordial Garden III, 2015, ultrachrome HDR pigment ink on Canson Edition Etching 310gsm Fine Art Paper, 92 x 140cm
  • Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Standing Figure, 2015, charcoal on paper, 159 x 76cm
  • Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Blue Rhino, 2015, acrylic on jute, 144 x 290cm

Ahmad Zakii Anwar

Ahmad Zakii Anwar (b. 1955, Malaysia) is one of Southeast Asia’s preeminent contemporary artists. He is a graduate of the School of Art and Design, MARA Institute of Technology Malaysia. He is lauded for capturing not just city motifs and urban features but also a distinctive psychological dimension and cinematic quality in these scenarios. Zakii‚Äôs preoccupation with the spiritual or metaphysical aspects of urban life, is seen through his use of icons, symbols and allegories. Metaphors of theatre, performance and masks have also marked his practice.

Zakii has exhibited widely in Asia, as well as Australia, England, Germany, Mexico, and USA. He currently lives and works in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.