B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018
Graceful Manners I, 1994
Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 94” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
96.5 x 122 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 60,000 – RM 100,000
With human figures being the preferred theme and hallmark for Khalil Ibrahim, we are presented with a mesmerising acrylic on canvas of colourful, hypnotising subjects moving gracefully across the canvas. The employment of bright, enlivening colours creates an overall enthusiastic and energetic mood. Silhouettes of various individuals are situated mainly in the centre, where Khalil’s penchant for the human body is exhibited – he paints the curves, contours and forms expertly. Khalil Ibrahim 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.