Lot 35 | 12 July 2020


LOT 35


B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018

Fishing Village Road in Kuala Besar, Tumpat, Kelantan, 1984

Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 84” on lower right

Watercolour on paper

30 x 40 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur 
Illustrated on page 96 in the Art Journey of Khalil Ibrahim coffee table book published in 2015

RM 4,000 – RM 10,000

This scene portrayed in the ‘Fishing Village Road in Kuala Besar, Tumpat, Kelantan’ is reminiscent of a village where one would visit their parents or grandparents. The artist’s enigmatic and stylised technique using watercolour is an illustration of his strong connection and love for the land of his origin. The late 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 had been for 60 years. He held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works centred around figures and were heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women.