LOT 12 | Auction XXXV

LOT 12


B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018

East Coast Figures, 2004

Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 004” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

62 x 80 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Illustrated in the soon to be published “777, Celebrating 7 Illustrious Years at KLAS” coffee table book published by KLAS in February 2019

RM 45,000 – RM 75,000


With human figures being the preferred theme and hallmark for Khalil Ibrahim, we are presented with a mesmerising acrylic piece of colourful, hypnotising men and women moving across the canvas. The employment of bright, enlivening colours creates an overall enthusiastic and energetic mood. Silhouettes of various individuals are situated mainly in the centre, where Khalil’s penchant for the human body is exhibited – he paints the curves, contours and forms expertly. Khalil Ibrahim graduated from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, United Kingdom in 1964. Thereafter, he became a full-time artist and has been so for fifty years now. 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.