Lot 1 | 28 August 2022





B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018

East Coast Series, 1992

Signed and dated Khalil Ibrahim 92 on lower right
Illustrated on page 215 of Khalil Ibrahim, The Art Journey

Watercolour on paper

27 x 37 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 3,000 – RM 7,000

Khalil Ibrahim graduated from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, United Kingdom in 1964. He has held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works centre around figures and are heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women. This particular piece evokes the familiar spirit of Khalil Ibrahim’s beloved East Coast once more. This is a variation of the work of his East Coast Series, where the artist was inspired by his rustic upbringing in Kelantan. Featuring a group of women working by the beach, Khalil used a medley of vibrant and muted tone, the former used to accentuate the subject’s garment while the latter was employed to illustrate the sandy beach and beachside background.