Ajim Juxta

Location:Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaAwards:Top 3 Winners, Young Artist Award at Young Art Taipei - 2016, Finalist, Malaysian Emerging Artist Award (MEAA) - 2013, Finalist, Malaysian Emerging Artist Award (MEAA) - 2011, Honorary Mention, Architectural Workshop Drawing Competition - 2006

Better known in the art scene as Ajim Juxta, Raja Azeem Izham is a young multi-talented visual artist who’s found his true calling in art, despite formally receiving his academic training in architecture. His repertoire of works spans several mediums, including pen and ink, found-object sculptures, and paintings on canvas.

As an artist Ajim Juxta is not afraid to experiment with new media types, or explore new ways of using mediums he’s already adept at. The training he had in architecture, however, has not gone to waste. This young artist’s artworks are akin to organic blueprints created to make sense of a world seen as having gone wrong in many ways.

Ajim draws upon ideas of dystopian realities that many have ended up being in whilst in pursuit of personal utopias. In the process of these pursuits, the important aspects of life that should rightly be the focus remain left by the wayside. The artist sees the lives of these individuals as being neither here nor there, constantly in a state of discontent, yet lost as to what fulfillment truly entails.

If anything, Ajim Juxta is a thinking artist, the existentialist oeuvres that form his thematic approaches taking form as mangled organic matter in his artwork. Constantly analyzing, he is well known to be an artist who writes incessantly, filling notebook after notebook with sketches of possible ideas for future work, complete with lengthy side notes, not unlike those you’d find in design sketches made by idealistic architects aiming to create their own magnum opus, their Sagrada Familia.