b. 1988, Malaysia
Azizi Latif was born in Klang, Selangor in 1988 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at UiTM Malaysia. He has captivated audiences with exceptional portraits of renowned artists and historical figure made from an innovative quilling technique which involves the meticulous arrangement of densely folded or rolled paper strips. The curves which define the facial planes resemble shifting waves and movements experienced by the subject.
Despite losing his right-hand palm in an accident during childhood, Azizi has overcome trials and hardships along the way, focusing on his type of new media art with steely determination, relentless persistence, and a strong will to succeed. It is indeed this strong fighting spirit and the never-give-up spirit.
Azizi is a promising young artist who won the Silver Award (Established Category) in UOB Painting of The Year 2015, which was held at Curate (SENI Mont Kiara). His unique artworks can also be seen in the permanent collection of CitizenM Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
From Western world-renowned artists to Japanese legendary artists, to Malaysian prominent artists, Azizi pays his respect and tribute to them through his works of art. Collectors are sure to admire Azizi’s tribute to the influential portrait of influential artists; Yayoi Kusama, Frida Kahlo, Ai Wei Wei, Chuck Close, Van Gogh and others who have played a pivotal role in the development of modern art around the world.