Lot 27 | Auction XXXVI

 

 

 

LOT 27

ILHAM FADHLI

B. Kelantan, 1980

Untitled, 2011

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.