Lot 2

LOT 02

(B. Johor, 1950)

Stroke II, 1994

Signed, titled and dated “Yusoff Ghani 94 STROKE II” on bottom of paper
Mixed media on paper
48 x 72 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 6,160

This may arguably be one of Yusof Ghani’s experiments, but there is no doubt that the artist’s experiments are an insight to his own talents and expertise as well. He moves with an air of spontaneity, with something that is driven from deep within him. It is busy, certainly, with various shapes, forms and colours adorning the piece as if Yusof Ghani was trying to illustrate his own personality and thoughts.

Accentuated by charcoal outlines, movement is portrayed; uncertainty springs forth, and yet, the lines are bold, clearly perceptible, palpable and scheming. In essence, the viewer is not invited to find out the motive behind this piece, but only to attempt at a calculated guess. It is all dynamic and expressive, both styles which the artist mastered.