Zulkifli Lee

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Zulkifli Lee (b. 1978, Malaysia) holds an MA in Fine Art and Technology and a BA in Art and Design from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (2013, 2000). His practice explores the dynamic between personalised and impersonalised forms, using the language of materials. His work juxtaposes the beauty and paradoxes of the relationship between humans and nature. Bridging Islamic aesthetic philosophies with contemporary principles, Lee references traditional Islamic and Malay folk art to create minimal yet intricate compositions, often involving systematic and rhythmic geometric patterns. Rather than striving for total control, he embraces the element of chance in the medium itself. Playing into the phenomenological aspect of the materials’ naturally occurring properties, Lee shares part of the image-making process with nature itself.

Since 1999, Lee has exhibited extensively in galleries and institutions in Malaysia and abroad. As Rimbun Da- han’s Yearlong Resident Artist for 2017, he presented works inspired by the natural and built environments surrounding the private arts facility in his first solo exhibition material, Order & Chance (2017). He also finished ACME Studio Associate Artist Residency in London, UK in 2019. In early 2021 he presented a solo sculpture exhibition titled ”interdependences” at TAKSU Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.

He has recently been selected to participate in ASYAAF 2021 which will be held at the Hongik Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea; (2021). His selected group exhibitions include, Re-inteprating Minimalism (2019) Segaris Art Centre, Kuala Lumpur; New Generation (2019), Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand; What You See Is What You See (2019), PearlLam Galleries, Singapore; Lingering Manifestations (2018), Pearl Lam Galleries, Singa- pore; Frictional (Duo exhibitions) (2018), Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore; The Unreal Deal (2017), Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur; and Young Contemporary ’16 (2017), National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. Lee currently lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


<b>Title: </b>WANCANARENJANA<br /><b>Year: </b>2020<br /><b>Medium: </b>Chengal wood and mild steel <br /><b>Size: </b>122 x 18 x 19 cm
<b>Title: </b>WANCANARENJANA<br /><b>Year: </b>2020<br /><b>Medium: </b>Chengal wood and mild steel <br /><b>Size: </b>122 x 18 x 19 cm
<b>Title: </b>WANCANARENJANA<br /><b>Year: </b>2020<br /><b>Medium: </b>Chengal wood and mild steel <br /><b>Size: </b>122 x 18 x 19 cm
<b>Title: </b>WANCANARENJANA<br /><b>Year: </b>2020<br /><b>Medium: </b>Chengal wood and mild steel <br /><b>Size: </b>122 x 18 x 19 cm
<b>Title: </b>Installation shot <br />
<b>Title: </b>Bentuk & kelakuan<br /><b>Year: </b>2019<br /><b>Medium: </b>Nyatoh wood & carbon steel balls<br /><b>Size: </b>243.84 x 12.7 x 16 cm
<b>Title: </b>Tales Of Lines<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>Corrosion patina on canvas & steel<br /><b>Size: </b>152.4 x 152.4 cm
<b>Title: </b>Mutusekutu<br /><b>Year: </b>2020<br /><b>Medium: </b>Chengal wood & Mild steel<br /><b>Size: </b>238 x 16.5 x 25.5 cm
<b>Title: </b>Sesama<br /><b>Year: </b>2018<br /><b>Medium: </b>Soil on jute<br /><b>Size: </b>229 x 137cm
<b>Title: </b>Transformations - Deformation Is Corrosion<br /><b>Year: </b>2015<br /><b>Medium: </b>patina on canvas & steel<br /><b>Size: </b>152.4cm x 152.4 cm
<b>Title: </b>Tampung<br /><b>Year: </b>2020<br /><b>Medium: </b>Chengal wood & Mild steel<br /><b>Size: </b>138 x 30 x 24 cm
<b>Title: </b>Kesan 2 <br /><b>Year: </b>2018-<br /><b>Medium: </b>Soil & limestone on burned & folded canvas<br /><b>Size: </b>90 x 114 cm