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ABOUT THE ARTIST

"He does not shy away from experimenting and does good research into his own style and use of materials. Khairzul is able to work freely without losing its recognisability. He has a good sense of drama and can find a nice balance between the use of color and light." ~ Marijke Licher, Art educator, artist coach and curator.

Khairzul Ghani works primarily in oil medium and excels in the subject of portraiture, figurative and landscape. He expresses and interprets through his bold colors, lines and strokes, inspired by the style of contemporary, fauvism and expressionism. His works always emphasize on multitude of saturated colors and expressive gestures, yet every inch of canvas is given proper attention and functionality. 

His Southeast Asian heritage and engineering background infused some influence in his self-expression and reflected clearly in the colors and in the details of his works. His style has been evolving since 2012 when he began as a full time artist, but it always speak of his desire to express himself in his own way. He admires artists who are unapologetic in breaking boundaries or conventions and aspires to be one.

​Khairzul Ghani  was born in 1974 in Johor, Malaysia and since 2012 works and lives in Harderwijk, The Netherlands.

 

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ARTIST CV

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

WINNER

De Nederlandse Portretprijs 2023, Slot Zeist, Netherlands

Exhibitor, 2019

Europa Zomerexpo, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherlands

Winner, 2018

Artbattle Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

EXHIBITIONS

8 jun - 3 sep 2023

Group, De Nederlandse Portretprijs 2023, Slot Zeist

28 jan - 21 mar 2023

Solo, Veluvine, Nunspeet

3 - 18 dec 2022

Group, MESS, SPRMRKT Harderwijk

4 Jun - 29 Sept 2021

Group, St. Ermelo Kunst (StEK), De Enk 30, Ermelo

26 sep - 27 sep 2020

Group, Kunst in de tuin Kunstroute, Putten

14 aug - 21 sep 2020

Solo, Khairzul@ Lijstenmakerij Harderwijk

13 jun - 19 jun 2020

Group, Kunst op 1.5 meter in De Hallen

25 may - 1 sep 2019

Group, Europa Zomerexpo 2019, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherland 

29 sep - 24 nov 2018

Solo, Artbattle Winner, Sweet Bob, Amsterdam

2 sep - 6 oct 2016

Solo, Khairzul, Kreawood Harderwijk, Netherlands

2 - 5 jun 2016

Group, Atelier Route,  Putten, Netherlands

10 feb-9 may 2016

Solo, Khairzul hangt in De Bank, De Bank, Harderwijk

16 nov-15 dec 2015

Solo, Evolutie, City Hall, Harderwijk, Netherlands 

15 sep - 31 oct 2012

Solo, Stille Krachten, Galerie Kunstig, Tilburg, NL

 

EDUCATION

2022 - 2023 

St. Cultuurkust Harderwijk - Observation Course

2012 - 2019

St. Cultuurkust Harderwijk - Portrait Painting Course  

2014 - 2019 

St. Cultuurkust Harderwijk - Modern Painting Course  

1995 - 1997

Bachelor of Computer Science (CGPA: 3.23/4)

University of Technology, Skudai Johor, Malaysia

1992 - 1995

Diploma in Computer Science (CGPA: 3.15/4)  

University of Technology, Skudai Johor, Maleisië

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Grietje-Akke de Haas: “Khairzul Ghani ‘schildert’ kerstverhaal op ruiten van kapsalon De Haarsmederij”, Ermelo Nieuws.nl, 16 dec 2022, Nieuws Sectie

Luyendijk, Joris : “Europa Zomerexpo - Tussen hoop en vrees”, De Volkskrant, 23 mei 2019, Special Section

Van der Beek, Hans : “Strippen in artistiek Noord”, Het Parool, 30 apr 2018, p.13

Schuijl, Lex : “Sterren op het doek”, Harderwijk Courant, 6 mei 2015, p.9

Houtsma, Henriette : “Een nieuw soort van geluk voor Khairzul Ghani”, De Stentor, 14 apr 2015, p.28 - 29

Van Reenan, Hemmy : “Khairzul Ghani Portretteert de burgemeester het mooist”, De Stentor, 24 dec 2014, p.39

 

PUBLICATION

On the  cover of Cortex Journal - July 2021 Publication

 

COLLECTIONS

Works held in private collections (among others) in The Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, Colombia, Australia, Malaysia and United States.

 

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