IBRAHIM HUSSEIN, DATUK
B. Kedah, 1936 – 2009
Figures in Landscape, 1974
Signed and dated “Ibrahim Hussein 74” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
51 x 62 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Illustrated on page 95 of the “Ibrahim Hussein”, A Retrospective exhibition book for the show held on April 10, 1986 at the National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur Illustrated on page 19 in the “777, Celebrating 7 Illustrious Years at KLAS” coffee table book published by KLAS in February 2019
RM 160,000 – RM 220,000
This widely-recognised and international artist, Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, affectionally regarded as Ib, described his abstract works as futuristic and it was through a distinctive ordering of lines that he expressed differing complexities of form and dimensions. Ib created an extraordinary legacy of paintings over a half century revolving around his life and humanity, events and personalities.
Seen here in Ib’s ‘Figures in Landscapes’, (1974), one can discern that most of his works often have a semi-figurative or figurative element poised within a flattened and ambiguous space, reverberating complexity and swirls of colours. This particular work emanates a calmness by the soft hues of green. He often emitted lines, colours and shapes onto canvas in direct response to the world around him, imploring all who viewed his art to be as moved as he was by the struggles and pleasures in the world.