B. Kelantan, 1934
Acrylic on canvas
19.5 x 23 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Evoking the familiar spirit of Khalil Ibrahim’s beloved East Coast once more, this is a variation of the work of his East Coast Series, where the artist was inspired by his rustic upbringing in Kelantan. Featuring a group of young men and women enjoying the beach during the wee hours of the morning. Differences in texture and colour combined with Khalil’s artistry beautifully bring out the details of the beach, the sand, the background, the sky, and the detailing of the vibrant colours of their subjects’ apparels. apparels with his artistic prowess. Captured in this piece are the appreciation for the beauty of the countryside beaches and the warmth of the sunrise.
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 center around figures and are heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women.