b. 1988, Malaysia
Khairi Shamsudin completed his diploma in Industrial Design (automotive design), UiTM Kedah Merbok (2009). Followed by B.A (painting) UiTM Shah Alam Selangor (2011). After which, he continued his M.A Fine art technology (video art) in UiTM Jalan Othman (2015). Previously, he worked in the animation creative industry since 2012. As a child, Khairi found immense pleasure in painting and drawing.
This recreational activity soon blossomed into a passionate hobby, as his interest in artistic interpretations and depictions grew. Being an admirer of Mother Nature, Khairi loves spending time outdoors. His works are inspired by outdoor ventures, usually a landscape, and inspiration is drawn from his surroundings and everyday life. Khairi experiments with several different technique and utilises various materials to achieve the desired effect. He enjoys working with industrial paints and industrial material, combining monochrome colours, with pastel colour; abstract, energy, texture and misty in his works. His spirituality impacts (and is) his art and he wishes to translate his connection to this internal energy onto every canvas by telling a story with extending to space, colour and shape.
Every form is manifestation of his deep-rooted spirituality and emotion. To date, Khairi had participated in numerous group exhibitions, among which are: Art Way Asean Way, organised by Princess Sirindhom Sirindhom art gallery, Silpakorn University & Nakhon pathom, Thailand. Art Way Asean Way workshop by Art mill Songkhla, Thailand. Shah Alam Biennale held by Tapak gallery and UiTM Shah Alam, Locals Only! by Taksu KL gallery, fragments by Taksu SG gallery. He has been in several internship program; Selasar Sunary Art Space, Bandung Indonesia. He is presently completing a series of abstract painting and sculpture combining biomorphic form with assemblage for his upcoming exhibition.