Zaidi Ismail

Zaidi Ismail portraitZaidi Ismail
Born 1971, Kedah, Malaysia.

Group Exhibitions

2019 Daiichi Modern Art Gallery 20th
Anniversary International Academic Art, Malaysia
2019 KETIKA Art Exhibition, Balai Seni Lukis Melaka, Malacca, Malaysia.
2019 Ekspresi Kedah APK Annual Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
2018 Momentus 2.0 Exhibition, White Box Map, Publika, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
2018 Hari Buku Sedunia Art Exhibition, Perpustakan Awam Negeri Kedah, Malaysia
2017 APK 40th Year Exhibition, Muzium Negeri, AlorSetar, Kedah, Malaysia
2017 APK 40th Year Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2017 Kedahku Indah Art Exhibition, Muzium Padi Negeri, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
2016 Bicara Lebuhraya Exhibition, Muzium Negeri, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
2016 Kreativiti & Sensitiviti 1MCAT Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2016 Lakaran Kuala Muda 104 Year Exhibition, SP Plaza, Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia.

Zaidi Ismail, a self–taught art–maker with skills build up from years of trials and hand–on experiences, was born 48 years ago in the State of Kedah, the Rice Bowl of Malaysia. Though his artistic talent was discovered in his primary school years, Zaidi Ismail started to engage seriously in the art field in 2004. Years prior, he was busy managing his businesses.

During his initial years in the world of visual arts, Zaidi Ismail experimented with watercolour. Later on, he took a bold move towards acrylic and oil paint. As a result, he is drawing more attention and fans clamour to own his art pieces.

Today Zaidi Ismail favours acrylic media, producing visuals that are vivid and eye–popping, receiving overwhelmingly positive responses from patrons and collectors of Malaysian art. Zaidi Ismail’s paintings begin to grace the collections by the Kedah State Governments, government
officials, department heads from government, private agencies and private homes.

Before joining Angkatan Pelukis Kedah, APK (Kedah Arts Association) in 2016, Zaidi Ismail personally marketed and sold his paintings. Now, you can find Zaidi Ismail works on display in every exhibition and event organised by APK.

In 2018, in conjunction with the installation ceremony of the 29th Sultan of Kedah, Zaidi Ismail was honoured with the once–in–a–life time commission; to beautify Melur Palace walls and columns, Anak Bukit, the official royal palace and residence, with a series of mural.

As a realist 3D artist, Zaidi Ismail loves depicting traditional culture and heritage. He reiterates that life is a blend of life and culture, and it is his cause to immortalised the folk culture scenes in all the visual artworks he produces.