NN Gallery presents a solo
exhibition by a prominent abstract expressionist and colourist
Sharifah Fatimah Zubir.
Born in 1948 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Sharifah Fatimah trained at
MARA where she was awarded a Diploma in Fine Art. She received a
Bachelors Degree at Reading University and later her Masters
Degree at the Pratt Institute , New York. She held the position of
Curator at National Art Gallery from '82-'89. Sharifah Fatimah has
since coordinated shows of Malaysian artists abroad in Seychelles, Jordan, Germany and Indonesia.
Sharifah Fatimah's most recent collection of works celebrates an
harmonious unity of colours. Fresh, vibrant ,joyous and
uninhibited . Unusual in combination and strong in contrast. This
exhibition will mark a further development of her artistic career
as well a a window into her soul.
One work from this exhibition
will be presented to The Ibrahim Hussein Arts Foundation. Ybhg
Dato Ibrahim Hussein will officiate the opening.
Abstract forms and shapes emerge from her distinct language of
colours in slow, tentative motions amidst smooth and textural
colour planes. Such forms and shapes emanate into beautiful
organic folds of lines and silhouettes .This elegant movement of
release and tension captures the experience of "the flying
spirit of the bird".
The spirit is an important element in her works. It is the spirit
that guides her into a world of emotions. This particular
exhibition will express one of joy and celebration Sharifah
Fatimah's choice of inspiring and wealthy colours ravish her
canvasses like burning hues interlocking, spreading over and
surging in ecstasy.
Her paintings are indeed a reflection of her soul. Her paintings
are strong , confident and mysterious. Vibrant and alive It is
from this manifestation from within that gives moments of peace,
composure and joy.