Lot 18 | Auction XXXVIII



Lot 18


B. Kelantan, 1938

Weaving, 1998

Signed and dated “Ismail Mat Hussin 1998” on lower right


112 x 120 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 25,000 – RM 50,000

Batik is no longer considered an substandard form of art, used solely for textiles and material to adorn the body, but it has evolved into a form of artistic and visual appreciation. Ismail Mat Hussin is one of the prominent artists who incorporates batik into his paintings and infuses his entire being into his work, making the feel as if they know the artist himself just by looking at the painting. It is both endearing and warm. This endearing work takes one on a journey to the rural kampungs where ladies make a living off weaving ‘tikars’. This piece presents tranquility, reminisces of the past and daily experiences of people in the East Coast. The calm and soothing earth tones are something Ismail Mat Hussin has a proclivity for, using them often in his works.