Monday, October 20, 2008

Yusof Gajah




Yusof Gajah is know in the art circle and to friends as “Yusof Gajah” and for a good reason, too. The elephant is a constant inspiration in his artistic career. Yusof is also Malaysian’s foremost naïve artist . He was born in 1954 in Negeri Sembilan as Mohd Yusof Bin Ismail. He was educated in Singapore, and received his art training at the Sekolah Seni Rupa Indonesia and the Akademi Seni Rupa Indonesia in Yogjakarta.
Yusof has won several awards for his work, both nationally and internationally. He was awarded the Grand Prix ( The Real Elephant) Noma Concours for Children’s picture Book Illustration by ACCU in Tokyo, Japan in 1997. He has held a number of solo exhibitions in Malaysia, Indonesia , Japan and Norway .
He now paints in his studio in Batu Caves Selangor.

4 comments:

relief painting said...

perjuanganmu ku kagumi.

....azlan jb

yusof gajah said...

Terima kasih azlan . Harapan saya kita perlu selalu berjumpa untuk membincangkan nasib seni visual malaysia bersama . Jika ada apa apa yang perlu boleh saya bantu inshallah akan saya bantu

Sri Atikah Shukry said...
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Sri Atikah Shukry said...

Salam Uncle Yusof, boleh kan panggil uncle? Hari sabtu ni uncle akan datang taylors college kan? Kita akan jumpa kat sana. Anyway, your art work is very inspirational. I am a fan of this particular creature, gajah. I hope I can learn a lot from you this saturday. Thanks for coming to our college.

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