Lot 15 | Auction XXXIV

LOT 15


B. Kelantan, 1934-2018

East Coast Figures, 2005

Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 05” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

49 x 28 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 November 2018

RM7,000 – RM12,000


Khalil Ibrahim has always been so fascinated with the human figure. It is a recurrent theme, and it is Khalil’s hallmark, apart from depictions of the East Coast.

These East Coast shadows of ladies are painted beautifully in vibrant, vivacious colours set against equally bright yellow hue in the background. Khalil’s penchant for the human figures is exhibited – he paints the ladies about their chores across the canvas.

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 had been for about fifty years. He held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works centred around figures and were heavily influenced by the East Coast fishermen and women.