Lot 41 | 6 September 2020


LOT 41


B. Kuala Lumpur, 1934 – 1997

Masjid, Undated

Inscribed “2/8 Masjid Ahmad Khalid Yusof” in pencil on lower edge of paper.

Print on paper, Edition 2/8

43 x 56 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,000 – RM 7,000

Known as the foremost Malaysian artist using khat calligraphy technique in his painting practice, Ahmad Khalid breaks away from the prevailing style of Abstract Expressionism with his Alif Ba Ta series, skillfully developed from 1971. The two key elements in his works are the choice of khat motifs as pictorial forms and the dimensions of his pictorial method. Rhythmic optical images are transformed in his compositions which essentially originated from the art of khat. Upon viewing Ahmad Khalid’s pictures, one’s perceptual sense is instantaneously aroused as he transports the viewer into a meditative sensory experience, as seen in this mosque print.