Lot 35 | Auction XIV

LOT 35

(B. Pahang, 1974)

Tembikai, 1997

Signed and dated “A Latif M 97” on lower right
Oil on canvas
52 x 53 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 2,800

Latif Maulan’s works are often described as being so real, that “the flowers look so real that you want to reach out and touch them; the fruits are so good you feel like eating them.”

His works are solely based on still life and nature, capturing the purest form of their visual beauty. They are undoubtedly nice and pretty, as he details them so well that they are almost true-to-life. His ambition is to produce ‘Photorealism’ paintings.

Latif Maulan was born in the quiet village of Kampung Lebu, Pahang. This unique artistic talent was discovered during his early childhood. As he had no formal training in art, he nurtured his own talent in his home and then started to travel and work in the US, Europe and Australia. Maulan is considered a budding artist as his 2011 exhibition held at the National Art Gallery of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur proved to be an immense success.