Lot 20 | Auction XXXIV

LOT 20


B. Melaka, 1955

Rantau Jampung, 2002

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower right

Acrylic on paper

58 x 28 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Singapore

RM4,500 – RM7,000


Anybody familiar with Ismail Latiff’s works may even describe him to be an artistic wizard, and by wielding a brush, he creates magic on canvas. The colours seen here are in a fantasy twirl, moving about here and there, floating and breezing through the canvas as if Ismail Latiff was showing the viewer a magic show, or opening a window to peer into his beautiful imagination.

His works are based on nature and solitude, some sort of paradise, as seen in this painting. He once mentioned, “I embarked on a conquest of inner space, texture and colour, bringing the beauty of the natural world indoor, which is transformed onto paper and canvas.”