Lot 4 | Auction XXXVII





B. Perak, 1961

Penang – Chowrasta Market, 2016

Signed and dated “Shafurdin Habib 2016” on lower right

Watercolour on paper

30 x 45 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,800 – RM 3,500


The undeveloped part of Malaysia certainly proves as a muse for Shafurdin Habib, as he captures the beauty of unpolished buildings and raw daily lives at its best, untouched and flourishing. Utilising his virtuosity with watercolour, he paints on paper very skilfully the village, market and its residents. Although it is a simple depiction of the sceneries of a humble setting, Shafurdin fastidiously details every single bit and form of this piec , wowing the viewers with its complexity.