Azizi Latif was born in Klang, Selangor in 1988 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at UiTM Malaysia. He has captivated audiences with exceptional portraits of renowned artists made from an innovative quilling technique which involves the meticulous arrangement of densely folded or rolled paper strips. The curves which define the facial planes resemble shifting waves and movements experienced by the subject.
Despite losing his right hand palm in an accident during childhood, Azizi has overcome trials and hardships along the way, focusing on his type of new media art with steely determination, relentless persistence and a strong will to succeed. He’s a promising young artist who won the Silver Award (Established Category), UOB Painting of The Year 2015, which was held at Curate (SENI Mont Kiara).
Azizi Latif is the first young artist represented by Curate Henry Butcher. The 2017 exhibition titled ‘AZIZI LATIF – THE YOUNG TALENT’ featured 19 works by the artist. From Western world-renowned artists to Japanese legendary artists, to Malaysian prominent artists, Azizi pays his respect and tribute to them through his works of art. Collectors are sure to admire Azizi’s tribute to local artists such as the influential portrait of painter Dato’ Mohd Hoessein Enas, National Art Laureate Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal, and others who have played a pivotal role in the development of modern art in Malaysia, including conceptual artist and art historian Redza Piyadasa.