Lot 39 | Auction XVII

LOT 39

(B. Perak, 1961)

Berlabuh, 2011
Signed and dated “Shafurdin Habib 2011” on lower right
Watercolour on paper
30.5 x 45.8 cm

Penambang, 2010
Signed and dated “Shafurdin Habib 2010” on lower left
Watercolour on paper
30.5 x 45.8 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Illustrated on page 39 and 43 of
“Peasant Landscape, An Exhibition by Khalil Ibrahim
& Shafurdidn Habib” exhibition catalogue
Published in 2011 by KL Lifestyle Art Space

RM 1,200 – RM 1,600

Shafurdin Habib is one of the artists that holds a high regard for the Malaysian countryside, and this is often the subject of his paintings.

As seen in these paintings, albeit taken from different angles and perhaps at different times, showcases the beauty and charm that is the Malaysian landscape. Although these paintings are very beautiful on its own – the trees, the skies, the many colours blending harmoniously and naturally – it also emits emotions, as Shafurdin’s adoration and longing for this part of the country is articulately rendered onto canvas.

Shafurdin Habib was born in Kampung Basong, Perak, in 1961. A hobby he had as a boy, which was drawing in all his exercise book, turned into something big as he developed a real passion for art. Many of his influences are derived from Khalil Ibrahim, whom he befriended after he moved to Kuala Lumpur to pursue art.