B. Thailand, 1964
Signed and dated “Rahmat Ramlee 98” on lower left
Acrylic on canvas
45 x 57 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Rahmat Ramli is a Malaysian modern and contemporary artist who was born in 1964. While little is unknown about the artist, rural Malaysian life seems to be his area of interest when it comes to his works. This painting depicts a scene at a traditional Malay market. Women, clothed in traditional baju Kebaya and Kurung, dominate the painting, illustrating the norms and everyday of women with a simple life, possibly in the countryside.