b. 1974, Malaysia
Fauzulyusri was born in Kedah, Malaysia. He received his formal arts education in Fine Arts at the University Teknologi MARA ( UiTM) from 1996 to 1999. After completing his studies, he became a full time artist under the apprenticeship of Yusof Ghani, a Malaysian painter, sculptor, writer, professor and curator with a career that spans over three decades.
Heavy-bodied pigments like oil paints, pumice & industrial texture paste compliment the kind of signature surface scarring, loose irreverence, and layering that have become fundamental to the structure of Fauzul’s images. The viewer can easily dissect the image into layers that build the picture, not only in terms of traditional spatial depth from thin paint on raw jute to a dense top application but also as a device in creating texture within the painting to enliven the surface. It animates the isolated figures and forms so that they appear to float, masked and cropped collage-style by the dense upper surface.
He has been successful in several solo exhibitions and competitions. He has received attention from prominent collectors such as the world-renowned British architect, Norman Foster, and received numerous awards in painting competitions, including the Incentive Award from Galeri Shah Alam and Jury Award 2004 Bakat Muda Sezaman.
His persistence and talent in fulfilling his dream has led him to produce 14 solo exhibitions including the latest show ‘BATU’ in 2023 and several group exhibitions regionally and internationally.
Fauzul’s artworks have show internationally in Prague (Czech Republic), Saatchi Gallery London UK in 2018, and most recently in Seoul, South Korea. Fauzulyusri’s numerous awards and accolades throughout his career have brought his artworks to be in many private, public & institutional collections; National Arts Gallery Malaysia (KL), Central Bank of Malaysia (KL), Khazanah Nasional Bhd (KL), Aberdeen Standard (SG & KL), Maybank Finance Bhd (KL), Ilham Gallery (KL), Galeri Z (KL), Swiss Re Group (KL), Four Season Hotel (KL), Banyan Tree (KL), Andaz Hotel (SG) , Foster + Partners (UK) , ELSE Retreat Hotel (KL), Cicheti Group (SG) and UBS (SG).