Figure in a Room by The F Klub

The F Klub was formed in 2007 and is a collective of visual artists linked by a common interest in making figurative arts. ‘F’ is an abbreviation for ‘figure’. Initiated by Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Kow Leong Kiang, Noor Mahnun Mohamed and Shiah Yih Yiing, the purpose is to share knowledge between its members. The initial steps were to organize activities that will increase an understanding, to enhance their artistic skill in human figure, such as regular live drawing sessions. In 2008 artist Chin Kong Yee was invited to join in the fold. 2010 saw Maslin Ramly and Marvin Chan coming on board and the following 2011, Gan Chin Lee and Chong Ai Lei were part of the group. Using figure as a main subject in their visual arts practice, each member has a distinct style in formulating the representation of figure with a varied approach and techniques. Be it realistic, natural or expressive and to narrate stories, metaphors, allegories or just documentations collated from observations and visual studies, creating scenarios in paintings. Currently, all the artists are based in Klang Valley.

The F Klub has been exhibiting annually starting with a show called ‘F1’ at HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur (2009); trailed by ‘Sutra’ at Kamaria, Selangor (2010); ‘Skin’ (2011) and ‘Seated’ (2012) at HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur. ‘Scent of Bali’ at G13 Gallery, Selangor (2013) showcased renderings from drawing sessions that took place in Bali, Indonesia. A trip to Bandung last year also host discussions to go further afield and expand its scope. Future plans will include workshops, collaborative exhibitions regionally and with an outlook to grow, establish and engage F Klub as an entity within the Southeast Asian art landscape in terms of formalising a pool of resource for exchange and dialogue in the flourishing presence of practitioners in figuration.


Arif Fauzan
Simpuh Kebayan
Encaustic on canvas
177.5 x 177.5cm

Siund Tan
The Meeting 
Oil on canvas
91.5 x 122cm

Fadilah Karim
Oil on linen
92 x 122cm

Gan Tee Sheng
Oil on canvas
100 x 175cm

Yuki Tham
Behind the veil - Contradiction
Oil on Canvas
100 x 150 cm

Nik Mohd Shazmie
The Sun Walkers
Acrylic on canvas
183 x 153 cm

Raimi Sani
Confide On 
Oil on canvas
121 x 152 cm

Ruzzeki Harris
Oil & MTN aerosol spray on canvas
152.5 x 152.5 cm

Bayu Utomo Radjikin
The Believers
Charcoal & acrylic on used paper
229 x 96 cm

Hisyamuddin Abdullah
Big Dreamer
Charcoal & acrylic on paper
77 x 56cm (2 panels) & 23.8 x 16.7cm

Ahmad Zaki Anwar
Reclining Figure16 
Charcoal on paper
148 x 102 cm

Kow Leong Kiang
Oil on canvas
90 x 142 cm

Shia Yih Ying
Good afternoon!
38 X 101cm
Oil on canvas