Lot 1 | Auction XXXVIII





B.Melaka, 1955

Paya Ketumbar, 2006

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower right

Acrylic on paper

38 x 29 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 800 – RM 1,500

Ismail Latiff is a Melaka-born artist who trained formally in arts at MARA Institute of Technology. His artworks of both the mystical and abstract kind are known locally and internationally. Having started off his career in advertising before switching to fine arts, his philosophy of life and work is “Art is Life and one of the best introduction to art is Nature.”

Paya Ketumbar represents his philosophy best with its wild splatters of colours. One familiar with his work would notice his signature circle that deck the canvas, drawing the attention of the viewers. It is a symbol of balance, explained the artist, an embodiment and search to be one and whole with the universe.