Lot 4 | Auction XXXIII



B. Kedah, 1936 – 2009

San Rafael, California, 1964

Signed and dated “Ibrahim hussein” on lower right and titled “San Rafael, California” on lower left

Mixed media on magazine paper laid on board

23 x 22.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Singapore

RM 25,000 – RM 50,000


Datuk Ibrahim Hussein never fails to captivate art enthusiasts by proving his mastery in abstract which is often deemed futuristic due to the complexity in the way he expresses the forms and dimensions of his creation. His bold use of colours and extravagant brush strokes is widely known to art followers with an identity of his own.

Ibrahim was born in 1936 in the village of Sungai Limau Dalam in the Yan district of Kedah. Growing up, Ibrahim was a very curious lad. He is known for his mastery in the ‘printage’ technique which was inspired by his time spent in New York. The city was dotted by ubiquitous billboards, adorned by beautiful women promoting all sorts of products which in turn, sparked the idea of using the images as a social commentary for his art works.