b. 1988, Malaysia
Khairi was born in Penang, Malaysia in 1988. He graduated with a degree in Fine Art (Painting) from UiTM Shah Alam Selangor in 2011 and a Masters in Fine Art & Technology (Video Art) from UiTM Jalan Othman in 2015.
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 techniques 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 a manifestation of his deep-rooted spirituality and emotion.
To date, Khairi had participated in numerous exhibitions. He had also been a recipient of prestigious awards. In 2015, he won the Finalist French Malaysia young artist Award from National Art Gallery (KL).