Zulkifli Lee (b. 1978, Malaysia) holds an MA in Fine Art and Technology and a BA in Art and Design from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (2013, 2000). His practice explores the dynamic between personalised and impersonalised forms, using the language of materials. His work juxtaposes the beauty and paradoxes of the relationship between humans and nature. Bridging Islamic aesthetic philosophies with contemporary principles, Lee references traditional Islamic and Malay folk art to create minimal yet intricate compositions, often involving systematic and rhythmic geometric patterns. Rather than striving for total control, he embraces the element of chance and submits to the materials’ naturally occurring properties, sharing the creation process with nature itself.