B. Melaka, 1955
Tarian Bulan Muda No. 2, 1999
Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower right
Signed on a printed label affixed to the reverse
Acrylic on paper
38 x 29 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
This piece is floating, it is in motion.
It seems like a dance of various auras and elements of life, topped with Ismail Latiff’s signature sphere of balance. It seeks to find perfection and to become one with the universe. This galaxy-like piece is executed flawlessly in Ismail Latiff’s trademark harmoniously contrasting colours, the aura and spatter of colours throughout the canvas seem to dance around one another, evolving, shifting and progressing.
Ismail Latiff is a Melaka-born artist who trained formally in arts at MARA Institute of Technology. His artworks of both the mystical and abstract kind are known locally and internationally. Having started off his career in advertising before switching to fine arts, his philosophy of life and work is “Art is Life and one of the best introduction to art is Nature.”