tajuddin ismail

Artist Information

 tajuddin ismail


b. 1949, Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Tajuddin Ismail was born on the 26th of October 1949 in Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan. He studied Fine Art at ITM School of Art & Design (1969 -73). He furthered his studies in Graphic Design at the Art Center College of Design Los Angeles and in 1979-81, he did his post graduate studies in Interior Architecture at Pratt Institute New York. In 1987, he became a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Research Fellowship by The American Council of Learned Societies of New York.

TJ said “my works are inspired by nature and natural landscapes- which is synonymously interrelated and complimentary of one another. To me, I’m not only moved by its majestic beauty or its awesome forces and power- but a means of reflecting upon spiritual consciousness on the greatness of the Almighty creator – ALLAH. Thus, the essence of nature and natural landscape such as color, form, texture, light, pattern and structures are explored to reflect upon the mystical phenomena of the natural world.”

He has been actively involved as a painter since the late 60’s and has participated in more than 150 solo and group exhibition in Malaysia, Asia, Europe, USA and Latin America. Besides being a professional painter, he is also a graphic and interior design consultant to numerous government agencies and corporations in Malaysia. Winner of numerous Art and Design awards nationally, his works can be found in numerous collections by individuals collectors, corporations, galleries and museums in Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, UK, France, Germany, USA, China, Spain, Philippines, Sweden, Italy, Hong Kong, India, Australia, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland, Latin America and the Middle East.Tajuddin is exclusively represented by TJ Fine Art in Malaysia and Jenkins Johnsons Gallery in San Francisco.