Hafiz Shahimi is fascinated with the scientific aspect of pyrography as much as the artistic aspect, allowing him to constantly explore topics like thermodynamics and chemistry to achieve new aesthetics. His keen explorations to fine-tune his pyrography technique incorporates the use of metal rods by wielding the heated irons and pulling them across the canvas to “draw” dark marks resembling charcoal strokes, a challenging task that requires precise control and timing. Widely acknowledged for having pioneered the art of pyrography for its potential, Haafiz’s art is collected by private and corporate collectors both locally and abroad for its notable academic contributions to the exciting concept.
Haafiz graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Art from UiTM in 2011. He was awarded the Young Guns Art Award in 2017.