Lot 2 | Auction XXXVI






B. Melaka, 1955

Malam Penuh Rahsia…Kumbang Cinta, 2016

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower middle

Acrylic on canvas

90 x 71 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Ismail Latiff’s artworks are always so vibrant, alive and energetic. With a harmonious blend of every colour that ever existed, it results in a masterpiece of motion on canvas. These are the types of sceneries that one encounters only in dreams or in the figments of the imagination, but very difficult to put into words and even tougher to revisualise. There is no better place than our dreams, and there is no better artist to paint those dreams apart from Ismail Latiff. He usually incorporates folklore, myths and legends into his artworks and the end result is usually a flurry of fantastical colours  absolute magic as depicted in this work. This work, which the title translates to A Night Full of Secrets, will leave onlookers fascinatedly confused and curious, allowing them to explore the work through their own imagination and perceptions.