Lot 33 | Auction XV

LOT 33

(B. Melaka, 1955)

Bumi Pertiwi No. 1 & 2, 2003

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower middle
Acrylic on paper
18 x 18 cm x 2 pieces

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 3,540

Ismail Latiff often transports his viewers to another world where everything is carefree, serene and tranquil. His pieces often feature the theme of escapism, as if in a dream or gazing upon galaxies or even water. The entire mood is tranquil, soothing and calm, one that takes away your worries and provides one with the perfect haven and the unadulterated escape.

Omnipresent in his works is also the circle that deck the canvas, drawing the attention of the viewers. It is a symbol of perfection a balance, explained the artist, an embodiment and search to be one and whole with the universe. The NHB of Singapore has two pieces in their collection by Ismail Latiff, namely ‘Festival of Inner Jungle I’ and ‘Puncak Pengkalan Serumbi’.