The world of art needs Shukor Yahya as much as he needs it too. Paving the path for other kufi kufi artists not just in Malaysia but also in the world whom he calls them FoKS a short form for 'Friends of Kufi Square' whom he met and coached through online Kufi Kufi lesson he conducted informally through the internet.
The relationships he established through the on-line connections entails engendering the spirit of brotherhood and camaraderie among his contemporaries.
It is no coincidence, then, that the squarish-swirling wordings of a kufi artwork resembles a maze, for in
the perpetual search for canvas utopia, Shukor Yahya sees it imperative that his masterpieces contain all the elements necessary for them to be important and contributing to the betterment of humanity. Especially in his home country.
Rukun Negara (A National Principles)
50 X 50"
Acrylic on Canvas
In the process, he also faces the task of connecting the pieces of the puzzle while weaving his way through the intricate labyrinth that life’s challenges present.
I am seeking protection from God against the God damn satan.
Beginning this weekend in early November 2010 I have been included into the S2A Group of international artists who dedicates their work in Geometric forms. Thank you Stephane Hirschi (France) who invited me into this elite group which also include Dr Mike Trembley (the UK) who gave me a warm welcome message.
In the name of allah the Most Gracious and Most Merciful
50X 50" Acrylic on Linen
Personally Ifeel honoured to be included in the group because it seems to me that I am the only one who represent Asia and the youngest member in the list too.
Well, frankly though, I am not that young in age but my mind tells me at 57 I am not going to call it a retirement. No, not yet.
With full of excitement and zeals I hope to make my life more beneficial to humanity by producing something important through art together with this group.
Although I haven't gone through each and every links of the members provided in the blog http://simpleabstract.blogspot.com/, but by a glance I knew that most of us have something in common. A Geometrical minds.
I sincerely hope this particular direction I am embarking in art would gives some lights to many of us. It is not my intention to intimidate anybody whosoever who believe otherwise. In case you are not comfortable with the messages that comes out of my works, just ignore it for peace sake. Will you?
I am doing it because I am a Muslim Artist from Malaysia who love mankind. Through out the history of my country we always
foster good relationships with everybody. Believe me, being in a country which is truly Asia in spirit. I also have a lot to offer for the world.
He is a Contemporary Artist and Graphic Designer who has a Master of Arts (MA) Art and Design Education degree from DeMontfort University, Leicester, the UK.
With an illustrious career as an Art Director of various international advertising Agencies such as McCann Erickson, Idris Associates, BBDO and ends up with Ted Bates. He is also recognized by the industry as brands and packaging design expert.
When he resigned from the advertising industry he revolutionized the art of Kufi Square into a most modern art in the world today. Being recognized as a pioneer in this art, at the Eastern Art Price London in 2010 he earned a position among the 15 best emerging artist from Asia.
No artist from Malaysia has earned such reputation, hence is trusted by CARAN d’ACHE of Geneva to design a limited edition (101) luxury pen which he calls Kufi pen.
As a professional he travels almost every year inside his country and abroad. Among the country he has visited are Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, South Africa, India, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirate, Greece, England, Wales, USA, Switzerland, France and China.