Syahrul Niza graduated from MARA University of Technology with a Master in Fine Art. His work are an observation of people congregating and interacting in a particular place and feature expressed in lines and colour that are nonchalant.
"I do not plan what to draw. Instead, I observe the daily happening and let it unfold. I think the spontaneity of it makes for an interesting subject matter which manifests itself in the resulting multi layers of the context and technique on the canvas"
Born: 12 January 1977, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
M.A in Fine Art, Faculty of Art & Design, University Technology Mara, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
2002 3rd World Orchid Exhibition, MIECC Seri Kembangan, Selangor
2000 1st Life Drawing Competition (Orchid) Shah Alam Gallery, Selangor
2003 Lost Land Art Colony Star Hill, Kuala Lumpur
2000 Manusia & Alam Art Colony Star Hill, KL
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION:
2009 Open Malaysia
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Shah Alam Gallery, Selangor
Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery,
Art Case Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Langkawi International Festival Of Art (LIFA)
Adeputra Art Project HUKM
Star Hill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Citarasa Malaysia 2002
MATIC, Kuala Lumpur
Bank Negara, Kuala Lumpur,
Kumpulan Wang Persaraan, KL,
Maybank, Kuala Lumpur,
Howarth, Kuala Lumpur,
YBhg Dato Kamarudin Meranun,
Mr. Phillip Tan
Mr. Phillip Bell Booth
A. Samat Said
Azran Jaafar, Studio Mini Wadah Perjuangan Tiga Pelukis Muda, Berita Harian, February 25, 2001
Victor Chin, Putting Ideas On Canvas, The Sun, November 18, 2001
Azman Ismail, 1 Wanita dan 4 Lelaki Ketengah Bakat Muda, Utusan Malaysia, Mei 8, 2002
Azman Ismail, Imajan Malaysia Himpunan Pelajar Satu Guru, Utusan Malaysia, November 13, 2002
ViraKocha, Syahrul Niza Bereksperimentasi dengan batik dalam “Secret Of Nature”, Seni Warisan portal, October 31, 2003
Babara Foong, Drawing Inspiration From Tasik Banding, New Straits Time, July 15, 2004
Mohd Hazli Hassan, Explorasi Dasar Laut, Utusan Malaysia, October 11, 2004
Raising Funds Through Show Of Art, Metro July 7, 2004
Strong Stroke, Takung Exhibition, The Sun, 2005
-Ani Awang, Takung Paparan Realiti Imajan Alam, Utusan Malaysia, 2005
Vivienne Pal, Artist Come Out of Thear Cocoons, Metro February 21, 2005
Adib Zalkapli, Takung Pilih Subjek Tsunami, Varia, 2005
Ani Awang, Secret Of Nature, Utusan Malaysia, Jun 30, 2005
Dr. Zulkifli Mohamad, Solidariti Seni Pop Malaysia, Kosmo, September 2, 2006
Shaidah Shafie, Garisan,Warna Terang Imej Karya Sahrul Niza, Berita Harian, February 31, 2008
Abd Aziz Itar, Pameran Lukisan Young & New serlah Kreativiti Pelukis Muda, Utusan Malaysia, February 11, 2008
Azman Ismail, Karya Pelukis Dua Generasi di Galeri RA, Utusan Malaysia, January 31,2008
HOW TO BECOME A FAMOUST ARTIST
-It does not matter kind of painting or graphic techniques you
-By painting oil is the easiest to use.
-Talent is undoubtedly the biggest, but no the main factor.
-A good and up to date concept is decisive factor in creating your artworks.
-Bad critic is in most cases a positive critic.
-Try to be as much eccentric a you can.
-Don't mind critic and unpleasant statement from eccentric "art" activists
-Attend Art Collage, Art School, or take some private lessons.
Even if you dont't like realistic stiles, it is very important to study the human anatomy. Picasso creaates '"childish human form", but he prossesses perfect knowlwdge of the human anatomy and that makes him Picasso.
-Who you know, is a very important factor of success. Of course most of the really good painter and artists are not the most social people in the world, but please try to make contacts, be social, in most cases the help and the best solutions came from friends of friends.
-Something which should motivate you is the phrase: "The best artists are made, not born".
-Invest as much time as you can in your art initative. Take your time, concentrate on your work. Very few famous artists were hobby painters. If you practie it as a hobby, you can forget it! If you feel it strong enough, you will probably sacrifice everything in the name of art. Once again ambition is most the main factor but hard work is one of the main foctors.
-Travel as much as you can and can afford.
-Visit as many museums as you can.
-Take notes when you visit a museum. If you like an artworks, just write down the name of the author and study his biography and work. Try to get as much as you can from brochures and books.
-Read as much books as you can, most of the famous artists are well educated and well-read people. Nevertheless classic literature will influence your ideology.
-Take your time to explore the internet, find suitable galleries for your artwork and apply to the best art galleries online, or by the traditional way.
-Visit public events and try to make contacts.
-Create accounts in online sources. Very important! Nowadays
internet plays a very important role.
-Please dont cut your ear!
-If you don't live in a big City, try to move to one. Most of the galleries and considersble.
-When you create, never forget, that less is more. Try to be as minimalist (especially nownayss) as possible.
-Be your self. When you create, try to be your self,try to be unique, create something special.
-Expose your art, dont be as ashamed, if you feel it, show it, if you are sure, you are going to make it. Believe in your self.
-And once again Ambitition is almost the main factor.