Lot 1 | 28 November 2021






B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018

Balinese Ladies, 1993

Signed, dated and titled “khalil ibrahim, 93” on lower right

Watercolour on paper

27 x 35 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 5,000 – RM 9,000

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 ladies walking about and working by the beach. Khalil uses vibrant tones for his subject’s clothing while muted tones make up the sandy beach.