Lot 13 | 28 November 2021



LOT 13


B. Kelantan, 1938 – 2015

Untitled, 2000

Signed and dated “Ismail Mat Hussin 2000” on lower right

Watercolour on paper

35 x 54 cm

Priivate Collection, Kelantan

RM 3,000 – RM 5,500

Ismail Mat Hussin was born in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. He developed an interest in batik at the mere age of 12 years old and picked up his batik skills from well-known artist Khalil Ibrahim and art teacher Yusoff Abdullah. His career began as a violinist for Radio Televisyen Malaysia Kota Bharu, but he left and decided to put his all into painting. This untitled painting is the epitome of simplistic beauty captured on paper. Using the watercolour medium, Ismail Mat Husin illustrated the scene of a a kampung mansion perched on stilts with a grand staircase leading to its entrance and bounteous open space filled with trees and an antique lamp post that’s not seen today.