Syafiq Hariz

Frenetic Roar
Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 92 cm, 2017


Nature in Sharing
Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 96.5 cm, 2017


SYAFIQ HARIZ (b.1986, Muar, Johor, Malaysia) is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator, working both in fine art world and the commercial sphere.

Artist Statement
Started to get involved with art exhibitions since 2007. Works in acrylic, watercolour, pen & ink and digital illustration on mostly 2D surfaces like canvas and by far my most trusted medium is acrylic and digital illustration. I use them exhaustively to describe an ever-expanding world of technology, mixing with nature, and misfits. Thoughts & ideas behind many of my illustrations are taken from the shady characters in everyday life in my society and how they expose and behave themselves in social media. My work is frenetic and chaotic, with tones of colour influenced by infomercials, cartoons, sweets and the over-consumption of popular culture.

2009 Bachelor (Hons) in Fine Art from UiTM Shah Alam, majored in painting.

2017 Asia Illustrations Collection 2018, SongShan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
2017 DC3 Award, TN50, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Selangor
2017 Visual Art Pitch 2 Showcase, Galeri Chandan, Publika KL
2017 OpenShow 2017, Galeri Shah Alam, Selangor
2015 Urban Art II Exhibition, Pelita Hati Galleri, Bangsar, KL
2012 Members Only, National Visual Art Gallery, KL
2012 Pesta Penang, Museum Seni Pulau Pinang, Pulau Pinang -Ahmad Scissorshand, CORE Gallery, PJ
2012 Landscape Art, CORE Gallery, PJ
2012 Urban Art Exhibition, Pelita Hati Gallery, Bangsar, KL
2011 FIGURATISVISMO Art Exhibition, CORE Gallery, PJ
2011 RECONSTRUCTION, Trio Show, MAPS Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, KL
2010 Merapi Eruption Art Exhibition, House of MATAHATI, Ampang
2010 Open Show 2010, Galeri Shah Alam, Shah Alam
2010 Disclosure, Open Show, Art Village Gallery, Bangsar, KL
2010 H2O Colour, Water Colour Group Show, Art Village Gallery, Bangsar, KL
2009 Raw & Cooked-Degree Show, Fine Art Dept, UiTM Shah Alam -CITA, Faculty of Art & Design, UiTM Shah Alam
2009 Opening of Malaysian Art Centre, The Strand @ Kota Damansara
2009 The Art Recycling of Nando’s Way, NN Gallery, Ampang
2009 Open Show 2009, Galeri Shah Alam, Shah Alam
2009 Hot Art Exhibition, The Annexe Gallery, Central Market, KL
2008 MRCB Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery, KL
2008 Impressionist Painting Group Show, FSSR, UiTM Shah Alam
2008 PIAI Group Show, Foyer Menara SAAS, UiTM Shah Alam
2008 Perify Your Artwork, NN Gallery, Ampang
2008 2nd Art Exhibition below RM500, Art Village Gallery, Bangsar, KL
2008 Explorasi Seni Visual, MAKUM, UMS Gallery, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
2007 Diploma Show , Uitm Sri Iskandar, Bota, Perak
2007 Metal Sculpture Show, Foyer FSSR UiTM Sri Iskandar, Perak