Lot 15 | 24 September 2023



LOT 15


B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018

Denai, 1968

Watercolour on paper

38 x 46 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 68” on lower right

RM 6,000 – 12,000

As a brilliant storyteller, Khalil Ibrahim used metaphor to describe his upbringing, the Malaysian East Coast, and the settings that inspired his enthusiasm. Without a doubt, Khalil’s landscape paintings were his specialty and his collectors’ favourites. This is a result of his meticulous attention to detail, artistic ability, and unwavering commitment. Before pursuing art education at the famed St. Martin’s School of Art in London, Khalil began painting landscapes when Malaysian landscape painting was at its peak. He had the talent to turn an unremarkable subject into a spectacular one where he toyed with colours and displayed his well-established precision, as seen in “Denai, 1968”.