B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018
East Coast Fishermen, 1983
Signed “83 Khalil Ibrahim” on lower right
Etching on paper, Artist Proof
9 x 9.5 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,200 – RM 3,800
While the late Khalil Ibrahim showcases the simplicity of life through this piece entitled, ‘East Coast Fishermen’, there’s nothing simple about it. There is complexity with every stroke, bringing to life the everyday antic of a fishermen. Khalil Ibrahim was a master storyteller and through allegory, he told the tale of his origins, the Malaysian East Coast and landscapes that fuelled his passion. Khalil’s landscape works were undoubtedly his forte and beloved by his collectors. This is owed to his attention to extraordinary detail, artistry and sheer passion.