Lot 28 | Auction XXXVI




LOT 28


B. Kelantan, 1933 – 1993

Rejection, 1992

Signed and dated “8.3.1992” on lower right

Watercolour on paper

36 x 54 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

The late Nik Zainal Abidin is Malaysia’s foremost wayang kulit artist. Wayang kulit, a traditional Malay art form, is a shadow puppet play that tells the ancient stories of Ramayana, among others. Nik Zainal’s works are distinctive for its stunning attention to detail and masterful use of colours mainly in watercolour and oil paint.