Hasanul Isyraf Idris

b. 1978, Malaysia
Lives and works in Penang, Malaysia

Hasanul Isyraf Idris was trained at Mara University of Technology (UiTM), Perak, and is presently based in Penang. His practice spans a variety of media, including painting, drawing, installation, video work and sculpture.

His works typically manifest a fictional, surreal iconography drawn from personal invention as from a melange of pop cultural references, such as comic books, science fiction, street art and film. He personifies his personal struggles as an artist with strange characters that inhabit his invented universes.

He was a finalist in the Bakat Muda Sezaman (Young Contemporaries) Awards in 2007, and has shown in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, India, Switzerland and Jakarta. Selected exhibitions include: HOL: Scab: Crying Tiger In The Night Market (2019) at Art Jakarta, HOL Chapter 2.3, Wound: Environment of Naga and Doubt (2016) at VOLTA NY, United States, HOL Chapter 3, Scab: Lucky Draw (2018), HOL Chapter 1: The Fall (2016), Back from Planet Luvox (2014), Clash of the Pigments (2011), all at Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Public collections include Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Galeri Z (Malaysia) and ILHAM Gallery (Malaysia).

Country: Malaysia