Lot 30 | Auction XXXII

Lot 30

LOT 30


B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018

East Coast Night Series,


Signed and dated “Khalil 2009” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

101 x 122 cm


Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Comes with KLAS certificate signed by the artist

SOLD RM 72,800


Another notable masterpiece from Khalil Ibrahim is his East Coast Night Series (2009). The image shows the life of the locals in the East Coast as they go about their lives. Based on the use of dark colours of mainly blue, grey and black, one can assume that the art is portraying a night scene. Despite the ambiguity and the limited range of colours used for this piece, Khalil is still able to express the atmosphere and ambience of the setting. His mastery in outlining the silhouettes of the figures in a clean and smooth manner makes the art even more intriguing to see. One can’t help but wonder what each of the figure is really doing in this scene.