Lot 25 | Auction XXIV

LOT 25

B. Melaka, 1944

Mendukung, 1998

Signed and dated on lower left

Watercolour on paper

12.5 x 12.5 cm

Private Collection, Kelantan

RM 200 – RM 800


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.

Mohd Ali Mohd Dom known as Pak Sani is a veteran painter whose works were exhibited at the National Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur in 2012 is a member of Angkatan Pelukis Semenanjung (APS). Pak Sani is a self-taught artist who has perfected his techniques in both oil and watercolour medium. He is fond to highlight the quiet, laid-back atmosphere of the rural way of life that he grew up with as a young boy.