Lot 21 | Auction XX

LOT 21

Shafurdin Habib
B. Perak, 1961

Mother and Child, 2008

Signed and dated “Shafurdin Habib 08” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

46  x 46 cm


Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,500 – RM 6,000

Works of art that reflect the mother-and-child theme evoke specific responses from observers – be it personal or through the artist himself. Most mother-and-child art places its focus on the relationship, as seen in this piece. The facial features are relaxed, as mother and child are caught in a tender, untouched moment.

The piece is simple, but heavy with meaning – that mothers are always holding their children close to them. The overall mood of this piece is sentimental and familial, while exuding both serenity and stability.

Shafurdin Habib was born in Kampung Basong, Perak, in 1961. A hobby he had as a boy, which was drawing in all his exercise book, turned into something big as he developed a real passion for art. Many of his influences are derived from Khalil Ibrahim, whom he befriended after he moved to Kuala Lumpur to pursue art.