Azizan PAIMAN

AZIZAN PAIMAN

Paiman

Noor Azizan Rahman Paiman is one of Malaysia’s top 10 contemporary artist. Azizan Paiman was born in 1970 in Melaka (Malaysia). He lives and works in Seri Manjung in Perak, Malaysia.

He received a MA in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, in 2001 and a BA in Fine Art from University Technology MARA UiTM, Malaysia, in 1995.

He travelled in Asia and Europe (UK, Australia, Japan, Indonesia…) and was invited in various international events:

  • 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art – Brisbane – 2006

    • He presented his series “The code”, portraying politicians and others speaking in typed exchanges quoted from newspapers, magazines and other media sources in Bahasa Malaysia and English. The works revealed both the humor of everyday life and the fragility of its participants. These commentaries also referenced mythical beings in Southeast Asian life, showing that Malaysia’s socio-political history could be seen as a repetition of earlier stories.

  • 1st Fukouka Asian Art Triennial – 1999

    • He presented “Ais Krim Malaysia”, created a Malaysian flavored ice-cream (sweet & spicy), while pushing his ice-cream cart, he gives out his Ais Krim Malaysia to curious passer-by in Fukouka, Japan, sharing with them the taste of Malaysia.

He participated in numerous solo and group shows in Malaysia and abroad (Singapore, Japan, New York, Australia). His practice has been the object of a quantity of articles in the media since 1994.

Azizan Paiman’s artwork plays with social mores, politics, gender issues and current events with a focus on Malaysian contemporary life. His artworks are inspired by the rapid, intense changes that Malaysia has gone through as a nation over the years. He calls himself ‘a back-dated reporter’. He transmits his thoughts, feelings, opinions on people and things around him, and put down his layman analysis on canvas.

However his work is inspired, they have a way of putting thoughts in your mind. At the same time, although the disturbingly ridiculous quotes encrypt the message of the respective pieces pretty well, Paiman’s paintings can also be interpreted any way a viewer wishes to look at them.” – Esquire Malaysia, January 2014

The work of Azizan Paiman is part of important public collections:
  • Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia
  • OTA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

His works are also part of the major private collection in Malaysia, while some are in South-East Asia, France and USA.

Awards & Grants
2005, “Resident Artist”, Narrative Strains, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur
2004, “travel grant, study trip to Indonesia”, sponsored by Balai Seni Visual Negara, Kuala Lumpur
2002, “Major Award”, The Young Contemporaries, Balai Seni Visual Negara, Kuala Lumpur
1999, “Resident Artist, Art Exchange Program”, 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial, Fukuoka Asia Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
1999, “The Young Lecturer Scheme Scholarship”, sponsored by MARA University of Technology for MA course at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
1998, “Travel grant, study trip to Indonesia”, sponsored by Balai Seni Visual Negara, Kuala Lumpur
1997, “Honorable Mention”, Philip Morris Art Awards, Balai Seni Visual Negara, Kuala Lumpur
1997, “Minor Award”, The Young Contemporaries, Balai Seni Visual Negara, Kuala Lumpur
1996, “Pearson Lowe Prize”, Royal Over-Seas, London, UK
1995, “Honorable Mention”, Philip Morris Art Awards, Balai Seni Visual Negara, Kuala Lumpur
1994, “Minor Award”, The Young Contemporaries, Balai Seni Visual Negara, Kuala Lumpur
1992, “Minor Award”, The Young Contemporaries, Balai Seni Visual Negara, Kuala Lumpur

 

Oct 2015
Aiskrim Malaysia on display in National Visual Art Malaysia (Balai Seni Visual Negara)

 

Artworks from 1997 – 2016

Azizan Paiman - painting - 2012 - oil canvas - AB40 - The Circus... - llgAzizan Paiman “The circus elementary school” 2013
Oil on canvas, 122 x 183 cm

 

Azizan Paiman - Acrylic paint on canvas - 2014 - soft skillsAzizan Paiman “Soft skills” 2014
Oil on canvas, 61 x 46 cm

 

Azizan Paiman - Oil on canvas - 2014 - Dasar Pendidikan NegaraAzizan Paiman “Dasar Pendidikan Negara” 2014
Oil on canvas, 31 x 31 cm

 

 

Azizan Paiman - oil on canvas - 1997 - Wild world Azizan Paiman “Wild world” 1997
Oil on canvas, 121 x 121 cm

 

Azizan Paiman - painting - 2012 - oil canvas - AB40 - The wiseman... - lgAzizan Paiman “The wiseman actually was a salesman, a broker and a robber of our property”
Oil on canvas, 56 x 76 cm

 

Azizan Paiman - painting - 2012 - oil canvas - AB40 - The watergate - lgAzizan Paiman “The watergate”
Oil on canvas, 60 x 45 cm

 

Azizan Paiman - painting - 2012 - oil canvas - AB40 - The CEO... - lgAzizan Paiman “The CEO with his partners”
Oil on canvas, 107 x 153 cm

 

Azizan Paiman - painting - 2012 - oil canvas - AB40 - They have... - lgAzizan Paiman “They have more than 50 hostages, August 1975”
Oil on canvas, 60 x 45 cm

 

 Azizan Paiman - drawing and transfer print on paper - 1997 - Issue now and then - Social escortAzizan Paiman “Social escort”  1997
Drawing and transfer print on paper, 20.5 x 15 cm
Signed by artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing and transfer print on paper - 1997 - Issue now and then - Indonesian workerAzizan Paiman “Indonesian worker” 1997
Drawing and transfer print on paper, 20.5 x 15 cm
Signed by artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing and transfer print on paper - 1997 - Issue now and then - School girlAzizan Paiman “School girl” 1997
Drawing and transfer print on paper, 20.5 x 15 cm
Signed by artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing and transfer print on paper - 1997 - Issue now and then - DhobiAzizan Paiman “Dhobi” 1997
Drawing and transfer print on paper, 20.5 x 15 cm
Signed by artist

-Not available-

Azizan Paiman - drawing and transfer print on paper - 1997 - Issue now and then - Golok connectionAzizan Paiman “Golok connection” 1997
Drawing and transfer print on paper, 20.5 x 15 cm
Signed by artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing and transfer print on paper - 1997 - Issue now and then - Mahal kitaAzizan Paiman “Mahal kita” 1997
Drawing and transfer print on paper, 20.5 x 15 cm
Signed by artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing and transfer print on paper - 1997 - Issue now and then - Retired judgeAzizan Paiman “Retired judge” 1997
Drawing on paper, 20.5 x 15 cm
Signed by artist

 

Azizan Paiman - mix media on paper -2007 - The challenger IAzizan Paiman “The challenger I” 2007
Mixed media on paper, 84 x 59cm
Signed by artist

 

Azizan Paiman - monoprint on handmade paper - 2013 - Careless whisperAzizan Paiman “Careless whispers” 2013
Monoprint on handmade paper, 20 x 29cm
Signed by artist

 

Azizan Paiman - monoprint on handmade paper - 2013 - Transparent dealAzizan Paiman “Transparent deal” 2013
Monoprint on handmade paper, 20 x 29cm
Signed by artist

 

Azizan Paiman - monoprint on handmade paper - 2013 - Tribute to Yasser ArafatAzizan Paiman “Tribute to Yasser Arafat” 2013
Monoprint on handmade paper, 20 x 29cm
Signed by artist

 

Azizan Paiman - monoprint - 2010 - reproduction print at Hulu SelangorAzizan Paiman “Reproduction Print at Hulu Selangor” 2010
Monoprint, 72 x 82 cm
Signed by the artist

 

Sculpture:

Azizan Paiman - iron welding - 2009 - Social contractAzizan Paiman “Social contract” 2009
Iron welding, 35 x 7 x 33.5 cm

Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series -Syed Husin AliAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Syed Husin Ali” 2005
Drawing on paper, 13 x 17.5 cm
Signed by the artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series - Dr Chua Soi LekAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Dr. Chua Soi Lek” 2006
Drawing on paper, 12 x 17cm
Signed by the artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series - Shahidan KassimAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Shahidan Kassim” 2006
Drawing on paper, 17 x 12 cm
Signed by the artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series -Azmie ShapieAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Azmie Shapie” 2006
Drawing on paper, 17 x 12 cm
Signed by the artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series -Shahrir SamadAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Sharir Samad” 2006
Drawing on paper, 12 x 17 cm
Signed by the artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series - Abd Nasser Abu KassimAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Abdul Nasser Abu Kassim” 2005
Drawing on paper, 12 x 15 cm
Signed by the artist

 

 Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series - Emran KadirAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Emran Kadir” 2005
Drawing on paper, 17 x 12 cm
Signed by the artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series - Mother MangalamAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Mother Mangalam” 2006
Drawing on paper, 16.5 x 12.5 cm
Signed by the artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series - Sharifah AiniAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Sharifah Aini” 2006
Drawing on paper, 16.5 x 12.5 cm
Signed by the artist

-Not available-

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series - Syed Ali HabsheeAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Syed Ali Alhabshee” 2005
Drawing on paper, 13 x 17.5 cm
Signed by the artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series - Azmi KhalidAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Azmi Khalid” 2006
Drawing on paper, 16.5 x 12.5 cm
Signed by the artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series - Rafidah AzizAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Rafidah Aziz” 2006
Drawing on paper, 16.5 x 12.5 cm
Signed by the artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series - Shahrir SamadAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Datuk Shahrir Samad” 2005
Drawing on paper, 12 x 15 cm
Signed by the artist

 

Azizan Paiman - drawing on paper - 2006 - AP series - Abd Malek HarunAzizan Paiman “AP Series – Abdul Malek Harun” 2005
Drawing on paper, 12 x 15 cm
Signed by the artist