Lot 11 | Auction XXXII

LOT 11

LOT 11


B. Johor, 1950

Wajah Series, 2015

Signed and dated “Yusof Ghani 15” on lower right

Mixed media on canvas

92 x 61 cm


Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Comes with KLAS certificate signed by the artist

RM 10,000 – RM 18,000


Yusof Ghani’s Wajah Series is a masterpiece which clearly shows his influence by Western abstract expressionism due to the spontaneity and expressive brushstrokes, though he also alternates his style by incorporating figurative images. The faceless figures set an awkward and unconventional tone, yet holistically, produces a strong and stylish tone.

Yusof Ghani was born in 1950 in Johor and used to frequent a small movie theatre as a young boy, where he developed a predisposition towards painting. He received a scholarship to study art at George Mason University, USA, where he studied Graphic Art and proceeded to pursue his Master’s in Fine Art at Catholic University, Washington. Upon returning to Malaysia, he began lecturing in Universiti MARA Institute of Technology. Most notably known for Abstract Expressionism, his other popular series are Topeng, Wayang, Segerak and Biring.