Husin Othman is an emerging Malaysian artist who is slowly gaining recognition within the local arts scene. Born in the same state as Lat, Husin was very much influenced by Lat’s Kampung Boy which chronicles the life of a boy in the 1950s. He seems to be poised for self-reflection especially during these pandemic times, where life is not so different after all as we are spending more quality time with ourselves and our loved ones. Husin notably favoured painting figurative images that were ambiguous yet expressive with intense, gesticulative strokes, blending into a composition of disarray. His work is perceptively tuned towards the everyday lives of multifaceted Malaysians as subjects, visibly seen in their proverbial spheres.
Husin graduated with a Bachelor (Hons) in Fine Art from UiTM in 2013. He is the winner of the 2014 UOB Painting of the Year Malaysia’s Most Promising Artist of the Year in the Emerging Artists category. In 2018, he won the Highly Commended Award (Established Artists category).