B. Perak, 1946
Melepaskan Mama di Pekat Kabus, 1971
Signed “Mustapha 71” on the lower right
Oil on canvas
76 x 82 cm
Previously Private Collection United Kingdom Private Collection, Singapore
RM 6,000 – RM 15,000
Mustapha Ibrahim was born in 1946 in Bagan Datok, Perak. He received his early education in Gombak Lane School and attended night classes at Sekolah Menengah Maxwell, Kuala Lumpur. He was one of the artists who was directly involved in the establishment of the Kumpulan Anak Alam in 1974. Until now, he is loyal with the simple way of life practiced by the members of Kumpulan Anak Alam. Mustapha Ibrahim was often associated with the activities of the Kumpulan Anak Alam but in actual fact, he started painting classes organised by the Angkatan Pelukis SeMalaysia (APS) at Studio Taman Budaya, Jalan Ampang in the late 1960’s. His early development saw him more of a portrait and scenery painter. On the subject of naturalism, he grew increasingly aware that the painting is not expressly limited to only about nature, but also of the essence or spirit of the universe itself. Mustapha liked to create a variety of work in serial forms.