Lot 4 | Auction XXIV


B. N. Sembilan, 1949

Innerspace No. 2

Signed “Taj” on lower right
Stamped with artist’s seal on lower left
Inscribed “251/300 Innerspace no. 2” in pencil on lower edge of paper

Print on paper

41 x 41 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 500 – RM 1,500

Never straightforward and obvious with the messages he embeds into his artworks, Dato’ Tajuddin Ismail has once again inspired curiosity with Innerspace Series. Innovative and complex, he stimulates the mind of the viewers while making a connection with them at the same time. What he wishes to incite is not an understanding of a singular, standard message from his artworks, but to evoke various feelings and thoughts – after all, what a person takes from an abstract form is completely subjective.

Citing nature as his muse, he avails himself of the combination of contrasting colours, thick heavy lines and blocks and geometrical shapes to illustrate all the elements of nature. These combinations are present in this piece.