The paintings of Ahmad Shukri identify and nurture the individual in a culture increasingly directed towards the collective. His paintings sing with the polish and confidence of an extremely accomplished artist. They are paintings that resonate with the cohesive intellectual process of a professional. They’re presented with an adroit understanding of the world around us. Shukri is successfully reducing the effects of globalism in a regional cul-d-sac by using a universal visual language that speaks about this place. This is the overriding concern of Shukri - to engage with the everyday, here. We can be sure; Ahmad Shukri is leading this vision in Malaysian contemporary art practice.