Lot 39 | Auction XXXVI





LOT 39


B. Perak, 1961

Tunaian II, 2011 & Menyusuri Sungai, 2011

Both signed and dated “Shafurdin Habib 2011” on lower left

Watercolour on paper

28.5 x 43.5 cm x 2 pieces

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

The lovely landscapes that the Malaysian countryside has to offer certainly proves as a muse for Shafurdin Habib, as he captures the beauty of nature at its best, untouched and flourishing. Utilising his virtuosity with watercolour, he paints on paper very skillfully the hills, the trees, the skies, the sands and the seas along with villagers. Although it is a simple depiction of the sceneries of a humble setting, Shafurdin fastidiously details every single bit and form of this piece, wowing the viewers with its complexity.

It is proven in both these pieces, as Shafudin’s painting comes alive through his experiences there. This piece depicts the serene milieu of farmers during harvest season. He explores the allure and essential physiognomies of the beautiful views that make Malaysian countrysides – the abundant trees and the charming simplicity.