BE OPEN Art is happy to announce that Maziyah Yussof, a multidisciplinary artist from Brunei who specialises in painting, pattern-making and digital illustration, has been selected the Regional Artist of the month (July) by the highest number of votes of BE OPEN Art online gallery visitors.
Maziyah has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Southampton and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Bath. Her connection to her Islamic faith and experiences of motherhood inspire a lot of the works that she creates, which primarily revolve around the themes of peace, nature and fertility.
Maziyah has become the first of the three candidates to the title of the Regional artist (Southeast Asia) and the 500 euros prize.
After two more monthly winners are defined in August and September, the BE OPEN Art expert team will select the one winner who best represents the artistic tradition of Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.