Lot 4 | Auction XVII


(B. Melaka, 1955)

Panorama Landscape Greensky Goldrock View No. 02, 1997

Signed and dated “Ismail Latiff ‘97” on lower right
Acrylic and mixed media on museum board
41 x 101.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 14,160

A canvas bathed with the colours of the wind transports the viewer to another world where there is solitude and rest – especially since the colour green is often associated with nature and serenity. Just by looking at this, the viewer is provided the brevity of escaping just for a moment. Amid the chaos and flutter of colourful wind however, lies the circle of balance, one that the artist explained was an embodiment of being one and whole with the universe.

Ismail Latiff is a Melaka-born artist who trained formally in arts at MARA Institute of Technology. His artworks of both the mystical and abstract kind are known locally and internationally. Having started off his career in advertising before switching to fine arts, his philosophy of life and work is “Art is Life and one of the best introduction to art is Nature.”