Ismail Abdul Latiff
B. Melaka, 1955
Energi Garis Merapi No. 1, 2000
Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower left
Acrylic on paper
38 x 29 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Ismail Latiff often transports his viewers to another world where everything is carefree, serene and tranquil. His pieces often feature the theme of escapism, as if in a dream or gazing upon galaxies or even water.
Omnipresent in his works is also the circle that deck the canvas, drawing the attention of the viewers. It is a symbol ofperfection a balance, explained the artist, an embodiment and search to be one and whole with the universe.
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.”