Lot 10 | Auction XV

LOT 10

(B. Kelantan, 1934)

Sawah Padi Series, 1956

Oil on board
30 x 45.5 cm

Private Collection, Kota Bharu
Comes with a certificate from the artist

SOLD – RM 50,740

Born 1934 in Kubang Krian, Kelantan, Khalil Ibrahim is one of the few Malaysians who received a state scholarship to attend art training at the prestigious Central St Martin School of Art and Design in London. Throughout his long career spanning over 50 years, Khalil Ibrahim has held many solo and group exhibitions held in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland. His skills in drawing, watercolour and acrylic, are in styles that move from the almost real to the almost abstract.

Khalil’s preference for the human figure has led him to create iconic images of men and women in the East Coast Malay fishing villages against stark backgrounds of blues and greens and watercolour landscape of villages. Today, the 79 year-old artist continues to paint to his heart’s desire in his home cum-studio in Petaling Jaya. KL Lifestyle Art Space is set to release the long awaited book, The Art Journey of Khalil Ibrahim. The book pays homage to his journey as an artist and the amazing artworks he has created over the span of his career. Seven of Khalil Ibrahim’s watercolour works from 1960 to 1992 are featured in the NHB Singapore’s collection.