LOT 41 | Auction XXXV


LOT 41


B. Melaka, 1955

Ocean Red Sky…Shadow Dance, 1999

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower middle

Acrylic on paper

76 x 56 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur  

RM 4,000 – RM 7,000


There is an intensity in this work brought to life by the use of red to strike right into the hearts of it’s viewers. In this piece, Ismail Latiff kept his usual calm blues hues away with a gorgeous red hue, depicting a glorious sunset that lasts but a moment before disappearing into the horizon. The faint circle of balance poses as the sun here, as Ismail captures one of the most amazing views.

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.”