Lot 23 | Auction XVIII

LOT 23


B. Kelantan, 1934

Pantai Kundu I, 1999

Dated “99” at lower right

Acrylic on canvas
28 x 33.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Illustrated on page 61 of “KHALIL IBRAHIM The Art Journey” coffee table book

Published in 2015 by KL Lifestyle Art Space

RM 2,200 – RM 4,000

Khalil Ibrahim depicted Malay life, mostly of fishermen. While he often experimented with colour and texture, Khalil was loyal to both the human figure the people of the East Coast, for which his heart beats. He gets the viewer and audience involved in his pieces. They are romanticized, no doubt, what with the vibrancy in colours and spirit in gesture. He is also renowned for his pictorial style and his fascination with the daily activities of the rural communities of the East Coast.