B. Kelantan, 1980
Mixed media on paper
64 x 50 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Ilham Fadhli, or also known as Kojek, is a multi-dimensional artist with an inexorable imagination, taking his viewers on an edgy yet arresting adventure to an unfamiliar land beyond earth, with his dark and surreal landscapes. On offer here is a vast and obscure landscape with clouds, hills, mountains and sea surrounding a solitary old tree depicted in Kojek’s signature palette. His trademark miniature human figures going about their activities ignites the energy of this dreamlike composition. In this work, the artist brings forth what seems to be a goddess at sea, amid clouds, emitting a fantastical quality to this piece.