Lot 12 | 28 November 2021



LOT 12


B. Perak, 1961

Senja di Kota Maruru, 2017

Signed “Sharifudin Habib” on lower left

Watercolour on paper

30.5 x 45.8 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,500 – RM 3,500

The lovely landscapes that the Malaysian countryside has to offer certainly proves as a muse for Shafurdin Habib, as he captures the beauty of nature at its best, untouched and flourishing. Utilising his virtuosity with watercolour, he paints on paper very skilfully the hills, the trees, the sky and the kampung houses. Although it might seem a simple depiction of a humble setting, Shafurdin fastidiously details every single detail and forms of this piece, wowing the viewers with its complexity.

Shafurdin Habib was born in Kampung Basong, Perak, in 1961. A hobby he had as a boy, which was drawing in all his exercise book, turned into something big as he developed a real passion for art. Many of his influences are derived from Khalil Ibrahim, whom he befriended after he moved to Kuala Lumpur to pursue art.