B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018
East Coast Ladies, 1971
Inscribed Khalil 93 – APS on verso
Acrylic on canvas
45.5 x 61 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 25,000 – RM 55,000
A familiar theme, the East Coast. Obtaining inspiration from his upbringing in Kelantan, this piece features a group of village folk clad in vibrant sarongs. Khalil utilises his skill in and complete study of the human figures to bring out movement while simultaneously using bold and contrasting colours to bring about richness to this piece.
Khalil Ibrahim was born in 1934 in Kelantan. He graduated from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, United Kingdom in 1964. He has held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works centre around figures and are heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women.