(B. Johor, 1950)
Siri Segerak, 2005
Signed and dated “YG 05” on lower right
Signed “Yusof Ghani” on verso
Mixed media on canvas
51 x 25 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
SOLD – RM 18,020
His paintings, according to many, have shifted from something dark and mysterious to take the air of something cheery and elegant. However, the artist himself said that his social commentaries did not change despite the change of atmosphere. It still had social remarks. He also said life, is a bit like the lives of humans. Purposeless and unorchestrated at times, but it brings a lot of pleasure. This social commentary was brought to canvas, based on his studies on the human behaviour teamed with lines, colours and motion.
The end-result of a seamless flow of lovely colours amalgamating with one another was not intentionally meant to look aesthetic and flowing. The initial lines and sketches were rough, chaotic and arbitrary, to portray the human behaviour of being wild and free. The NHB of Singapore has about four pieces by Yusof Ghani, namely ‘Gawai’, ‘Tangkal’ and two pieces from his Tari series.