Lot 16 | Auction XXIV


LOT 16

B. Kelantan, 1934

Abstract Pink Print, 2002

Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 002” on lower right


93 x 83 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 15,000 – RM 30,000

Having been one of the few Malaysian artists who graduated from the London prestigious London art school St. Martin’s School of Art and Design during the 60s, Khalil Ibrahim has been known to have produced artworks for over 50 years, exhibiting at major institutions both in Malaysia and Singapore. He is known for being a versatile artist using mediums that range from ink on paper to watercolour and acrylic. His penchant for form is usually set against bright and stark landscapes and this is displayed in this abstract piece, which is an interpretation of both of these preferences.

Khalil Ibrahim is perhaps one of the most illustrious Malaysian artists today where he has been actively involved in the Malaysian and regional art scenes for decades now. Khalil’s works known to depict traditional village life and the daily routines, have been seen in most major art spaces around the country and abroad. There is no denying that Khalil Ibrahim has created an art form for himself, which distinguishes his works from many other artists either from his time or after him. He learnt from the best in the industry and in doing so, has become one of the best in the country thereby bringing Malaysian contemporary art to a whole new level.