Big Pond

Rashid Ramli

An exponent of realism and naive art, Ramli Rashid (b.1972) only began his career as a full-time artist in 2008. His trademark subjects are the symbol of animal preservation throughout the world; the giant panda of China, and kampung scenes, which are usually present in his artwork.
He considers the panda as a very extraordinary animal that is on the verge of extinction. Kampung scenes are also fast disappearing and he wants to keep such traditional scenes alive and well-preserved as part of the country's heritage.
Adept at acrylic, watercolour and colour pencils, he is an admirer of A.B. Ibrahim, Yusof Gajah and Amron Omar. World-renowned icons such as Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt are also his favourite western artists. As a Malaysian artist he hopes to further develop the visual art scene in the country.