Lot 15 | Auction XVII

LOT 15

(B. Kelantan, 1928-2006)

Wau Series, 1976

Signed and dated
“Yusoff Abdullah 1976” on lower middle
99 x 67 cm

Private Collection, Selangor

SOLD – RM 14,160

Set against a stunning shade of dark green, Yusof Abdullah creatively interweaves space, form and colour to produce this
classic masterpiece.

The focus remains solely on the two figures and the waus, the remaining space and backdrop are devoid of any details. At first glance, it may not seem like batik, but as upon closer inspection, one is able to catch sight of the fine crackling lines on the figures that is associated with batik. The refined detailing on the figures and the waus are remarkable and incredible to see, as they are very elaborate and far-reaching – a sign that a lot of attention went into this piece of work.

Yusof Abdullah was inspired by his teachers from the tender age of ten, he became a teacher after finishing school. He started mixing his art expressions and his passion for teaching, and in turn, he was bestowed the State Level Guru Aktif Art Teachers Award in 1984 in acknowledgement of his contribution the Art Education.