b. 1982, Malaysia
Fendy Zakri 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 paintings’ ability to record the authenticity of the real world and to communicate the artists experiences in nature—the emotions, feelings, thoughts, and concepts that delve upon to create their work. In Fendys’ 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 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 times of the day and attempts to convey those emotions to the viewer.
Fendys’ artwork can be seen in the collection of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Group, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Singapore, and ELSE Hotel & Retreat in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
His artworks are in private and public collections regionally and internationally.
Fendy has had many successful solo and group exhibitions in South-East Asia and Seoul, South Korea.