PAINTING AND POLITICS
In a world where religion plays a prominent role, how much freedom of expression should an artist be allowed?
Ahmad Zakii Anwar may well be Malaysia's best-known artist. He is famous for his photo-realistic animal pictures, still life paintings and expressive portraits, which offer a timeless reinterpretation of modern Asian society. His painted images of male nudes and various taboo subjects are beautiful yet controversial in homeland Malaysia. Edge of Obedience : stream now on Amazon, iTunes and GooglePlay, and other premium platforms.