appreciation in Malaysia is at its infancy compared
to its neighours (Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia)
and the Western countries. The awareness and knowledge
on art is confined to a small circle of individuals
who have had exposure to Western lifestyles and
cultures. These individuals form the Malaysian
art community that embraces art as part of their
daily lives, an investment and a facet of fine
The path towards shaping the Malaysian artistic
identity is not without its controversies. The
art movement has been shaped by external forces
and these factors have contributed to the sluggish
growth of the Malaysian art market.
galleriiizu was founded in the year 1998 to uplift
fine living, arts and culture into the Malaysian
art scene. The gallery aims to make art accessible
to its intended audience and communicate the beauty
of art to the hesitant public. All kinds of art
in various contexts will be introduced to the
gallery’s visitors - be it painting, drawings,
sculptures, installations, crafts and industrial
or decorative pieces.
galleriiizu will also support the establishment
of a passive and active art community that will
bridge the unattended gap between art appreciation
and the public’s lack of awareness of art.
The gallery will continuously work with art authorities,
foundations, private galleries, corporate bodies
and art lovers to further establish a stronger
Malaysian art community and market.