B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018
East Coast Fishermen, 2002
Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 002” on lower right
Canvas laid on board
18 x 24.5 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 9,000 – RM 14,000
Khalil Ibrahim graduated from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, United Kingdom in 1964. He has held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works centre around figures and are heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women. This particular piece evokes the familiar spirit of Khalil Ibrahim’s beloved East Coast once more. This is a variation of the work of his East Coast Series, where the artist was inspired by his rustic upbringing in Kelantan. Featuring a group of men working by the beach. Khalil used vibrant tones for his subject’s clothing while muted tones make up the sandy beach.