Lot 29 | Auction XXI

LOT 29

Khalil Ibrahim
B. Kelantan, 1934

East Coast Series, 1992

Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 92” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

43 x 24 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 6,500 – RM 9,500

Evoking the familiar spirit of Khalil Ibrahim’s beloved East Coast once more, this is a variation of the work of his East Coast Series, where the artist was inspired by his rustic upbringing in Kelantan. Featuring a group of village folk gathered together, Khalil brings out the details of their colourful attire, contrasting vibrantly against the bright yellow background. The watercolour work as well as the clash and combination of colours make this piece truly spectacular to behold.

Khalil Ibrahim graduated from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, United Kingdom in 1964. Thereafter, he became a full-time artist and has been so for fifty years now. He has held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works center around figures and are heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women.