LOT 42 | Auction XXXV


LOT 42


B. Johor, 1950

Wajah Series, 2015

Signed and dated “Yusof Ghani 15” on lower right

Mixed media on canvas

92 x 61 cm

Provenance Private Collection Singapore

Illustrated in the soon to be published “777, Celebrating 7 Illustrious Years at KLAS” coffee table book published by KLAS in February 2019 

RM 12,000 – RM 18,000


Upon closer inspection of the artwork, one could identify the Western abstract expressionism influences from the spontaneity and expressive brushstrokes. As the viewer lingers their gaze, it would almost seem that the work moves on it’s own. The faceless figures set an awkward and unconventional tone, yet holistically, produces a strong and stylish tone.

Yusof Ghani was born in 1950 in Johor and used to frequent a small movie theatre as a young boy, where he developed a predisposition towards painting. He received a scholarship to study art at George Mason University, USA, where he studied Graphic Art and proceeded to pursue his Master’s in Fine Art at Catholic University, Washington. Upon returning to Malaysia, he began lecturing in Universiti MARA Institute of Technology. Most notably known for Abstract Expressionism, his other popular series are Topeng, Wayang, Segerak and Biring.