Zulfirman Syah

Fine Artist

I’m a fine artist from Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. I studied at ISI Jogja and was a member of the Sakato Art Community in Jogja for nearly two decades, prior to immigrating to New Zealand in 2019. I create large scale contemporary abstract work and favour acrylic on canvas. For all enquiries, contact: Home Gallery Fine Arts.

At Work

Hi, I’m Zulfirman, or Jul as most people call me. I’m the dad of a preschooler and a career fine artist of more than twenty years. I moved to Christchurch, NZ in January 2019 with my wife and young son. Along with our son, I sustained a multitude of injuries in the Christchurch Mosque Attacks. While my ability to produce art slowed down significantly during my recovery, I have since resumed painting regularly and looking forward to continuing my work here in Ōtautahi for the forseeable future.



For me, creating art is an expression of my soul, born from my aesthetic experience. With each new work, I strive to use my technique and vision to make an impact on the evolution of art. My work has also been included in exhibitions at Cheim & Read Gallery in New York, Siena Art Institute in Siena Italy, and The National Art Museum of China in Beijing, as well as other locations internationally.

Zulfirman Syah

"Creativity takes courage."

Henri Matisse