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Shaparel Salleh

Born in 1972, Malacca’s very own Mohd Shaparel graduated with an Honours Degree in Fine Arts from University Science Malaysia(USM) in 1995. What started with Realism, Shaparel is known as an Abstract Expressionist. His switch, whihc was starling to many includinf his ardent admirer, displays not only Shaparel’s growth as an artist but his versatility as well, which rarely has seen in today’s artists. Shaparel held his first solo exhibition, Pusaka Rimba, Tuanku Fausiah, Museum and Gallery, USM in 2007 and has gone onto hold three month solo exhition including, Natural Environment(2011), Beauty for Survival(2012), and Imbas Umbi(2014). Known for its pleasing appeal and rawness in emotions, Shaparel has enjoyed much success with collectors as well. His paintings can be viewed in Bank Negara Malaysia, Balai Seni Lukis Sabah, Muzium dan Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, and Soka Gakkai Malaysia to name a few. Mohd Shaparel has been awared three times, the first one is a 1997, CONSOLATION PRIZE, NEW TALENT, PESTA PULAU PINANG, second is at 1999, MAIN PRIZE. YOUNG TALENT, PESTA PULAU PINANG, AND third is 2007, 2ND PRIZE, TASIK KENYIR PAINTING COMPETITION, 2007, TASIK KENYIR.