In September 2008,Wei-Ling Gallery hosts one of the most-awaited exhibitions on their calender, a solo exhibition and re-launch of the iconic contemporary Malaysian artist Zulkifli Yusoff.

It has been eight years since Zulkifli Yusoff held a solo exhibition of his works in Malaysia and this exhibition promises to deliver some of his most provocative artworks to date. Using a combination of media in a layered format, including a blend of silk-screen, painting, photographic transfers, drawings, embossing and fibreglass, Zulkifli’s new works draw direct reference to historical and current events that have made a mark on Malaysian society. He was particularly inspired by the book written by Frank Swettenham in the 19th century entitled ‘Malay Sketches’, and has expanded on a number of the themes in the book in his new paintings.

Zulkifli Yusoff has been hailed as one of Malaysia’s most cutting-edge contemporary artists. Over the last twenty years, he has been recognized both locally and internationally for his thought-provoking artworks and his ability to capture and document the essence of the society within which he lives. His monumental works have been collected extensively throughout the region, and can be found in the permanent collections of the National Art Gallery and Galeri Petronas in Malaysia, the Singapore Art Museum, and the Fukuoka Museum of Art and the Hiroshima Art Museum in Japan

Zulkifli Yusoff is a versatile artist who expresses himself through many different mediums ranging from painting and drawing to print-making, sculpture and installation. Over the years he has committed himself towards exploring all these areas, never limiting himself to one particular form of expression. He has been acknowledged with numerous accolades and awards over the years, and was the recipient of the Young Contemporary Award for two consecutive years in 1988 and 1989. He was also the second Malaysian after Ibrahim Husssein to represent Malaysia at the prestigiousVenice Biennale in 1997.
Zulkifli Yusoff is a force to be reckoned with and is truly one of Malaysia’s national treasures.

The exhibition entitled ICONS,debuts at Wei-Ling Gallery from September 8th -30th September 2008. Wei-Ling Gallery is located at No.8 Jalan Scott, Brickfields,Kuala Lumpur,50470,Malaysia.

Zulkifli Yusof conferred Anugerah Akademik Negara 2007 by Ministry of Higher Education

To commemorate this momentous exhibition, Wei Ling Gallery will be publishing a book to document the works of Zulkifli Yusoff which is kindly sponsored by UOB



Title: Dari Mata Turun Ke Hati 1                                             Title: Dari Mata Turun Ke Hati 2
Size : 183 cm X 152 cm                                                        Size : 183 cm X 152 cm
Mixed Media on canvas, 2008                                                Mixed Media on canvas, 2008


Title: Bobby                                                                           Title: Different Skill I
Size : 183 cm X 152 cm                                                         Size : 183 cm X 152 cm
Mixed Media on canvas, 2008                                                 Mixed Media on canvas, 2008


Title: Hujan Lembing II                                                          Title: Burung dan Golf
Size : 183 cm X 153 cm                                                       Size: 183cm x 153cm           
Mixed Media on canvas, 2008                                               Mixed Media on canvas, 2008


Title: Different Culture                                                            Title: Different Skill II

Size: 183cm x 152cm                                                           Size: 183cm x 152cm

Mixed media on canvas, 2008                                                Mixed media on canvas, 2008


Title: Tanah Semenanjung                                                     

Size: 183cm x 152cm                                                              

Mixed media on canvas, 2008                                                

Title: Birch at Pasir Salak

Size: 183cm x 152cm

Mixed media on canvas, 2008

Hanging Objects / Sculptures


Bobby II (Single work, 2 perspectives)                                                           Bobby III (Single work, 2 perspectives)

Fibreglass & Resin                                                                                      Fibreglass & Resin

117cm x 47cm, 2008                                                                                   114cm x 44cm, 2008

Dari Mata Turun ke Hati (Single work, 3 perspectives)

Fibreglass & Resin

130cm x 67cm, 2008


Different Skills IV                          Hujan Lembing III (Single work, 3 perspectives)

Fibreglass & Resin                       Fibreglass & Resin

214cm x 52cm, 2008                    123cm x 51cm, 2008

Dari Mata Turun ke Hati III (Single work, 2 perspectives)  

Fibreglass & Resin

97cm x 93cm, 2008

Read Articles

Icons, past and present by Dennis Chua

New Straits Times, 10th September 2008

An iconic journey by Mas Zetti Atan

The Star,  28th September 2008

Our art's going places by Francis Dass

New Starits Times,  18th November 2008

University Pendidikan Sultan Idris : About Zulkifli Yusoff

View hanging at the gallery