b. 1982, Malaysia
Fendy Zakri who was born in 1982 is a minimalist artist who balances faith and spirituality in his works. Nature has been a subject for artists throughout the ages, to express themselves and it is the impetus of Fendy’s work. The landscape genre investigates painting’s ability to record the authenticity of the real world and to communicate the artist’s experiences in nature—the emotions, feelings, thoughts, and concepts that artists delve upon to create their work. In Fendy’s case, these elements are influenced by the beauty and power of nature and paradoxically, its evanescence.
The effects of light on land convey the cycle of nature, which is without beginning or end and is changing constantly. It is filled with dark, light, fog, moon, sunrise, and sunset. Change in nature happens so expeditiously.
In his career as an artist, Fendy has received notable awards including Incentive Award, Mekar Citra Gallery, Shah Alam in 2012, and was a Finalist for MEAA (Malaysian Emerging Artist Award), Kuala Lumpur in 2011. In 2019, he had his successful solo exhibition titled “Moonlight Fragment” in TAKSU Kuala Lumpur.
The inspiration for Fendy’s work never appears in the exact same manner twice. The work chronicles specific feelings that he experiences at specific times of the day and attempts to convey those emotions to the viewer.
Fendy’s artwork can be seen in the collection of Louis Vuitton Kuala Lumpur KLCC and among other corporations. In 2021, his works were in the successful group exhibitions titled Stay a collaboration between TAKSU and Hidden M Gallery, Seoul, South Korea. In 2022, his artworks can be seen in ELSE Retreat Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.