Colours of Malaysia

Colours of Malaysia

The Art of Amirudin Ariffin

Colours of Malaysia: The Art of Amirudin Ariffin features the works of Malaysian artist Amirudin Ariffin whose oil paintings and watercolours capture the true spirit of Malaysia and the lives and emotions of ordinary citizens. For the first time, his most distinctive and remarkable works are brought together in a single volume that demonstrates the quality and breadth of his art and the narratives underlying the works.

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This book showcases Malaysian artist Amirudin Ariffin and his realist paintings of rural Malaysian life. His works present highly colourful images of authentic Malaysia, its people and its natural environment.

This book contains Ariffin's most distinctive and remarkable works, including city scenes, landscapes, portraits, and abstracts, that are brought together in a single volume for the first time.

This book is suitable for art enthusiasts and the interested general public.

About the Book
Introductory Note
Note on Language and Painting Titles

  1. Life and Development as An Artist
  2. Impressions of Everyday Malaysia
  3. Rural and Kampung Life
  4. People at Work
  5. Landscape and Nature
  6. People and Portraiture
  7. Allegorical and Abstract Works

Epilogue: A Malaysian Legacy
List of Figures and Paintings in the Book
Selected Exhibitions of Amirudin Ariffin’s Works
About the Authors

Graeme Wilkinson is Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Professor and the former Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University, Malaysia. He grew up in the United Kingdom (UK) and was educated in London and Oxford. He has worked mainly in academia in the UK, but has also worked and lived in Italy and Malaysia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London.

Bo Li was born in China and educated in Beijing. She has also worked and lived in the UK and Malaysia, and has taught in universities in both China and the UK. She is a collector of Southeast Asian fine art.

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Basic Information

Graeme Wilkinson, Bo Li
  • 978-967-5492-67-9 (Hardback)
  • 978-967-5492-72-3 (E-book)
Publication Year:
Sunway University Press
209 mm × 279 mm