Lot 36 | Auction XXXIII


LOT 36


B. Melaka, 1955

Sesat Mereka Tidak Serupa

Signed “Ismail latiff” on lower middle

Mixed media on paper

76 x 56 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,500 – RM 7,000


Known for his alluring mythical style, Ismail Latiff goes dark, black and bold with his trademark visual aesthetic of space, and colours to produce this beauty. This time, the colours used are monotonous and the texture of his brush strokes seems more vivid than usual. As always, even with the following piece of Sesat Mereka Tidak Serupa, he symbolises perfection and constancy through his signature moon but still retain to his efforts in depicting the message behind the painting’s intended emotions.

There is no better place than our dreams, and there is no better artist to paint those dreams apart from Ismail Latiff. He usually incorporates folklore, myths and legends into his artworks and the end result is usually a flurry of fantastical colours – absolute magic even in the darkest of forms. Ismail Latiff is an important artist dedicated to painting in the abstract. He is known for his abstract expressionism works on canvas, spectacularly converting colours into dreams and dreams into colours.