IBRAHIM HUSSEIN, DATUK
B. Kedah, 1936 – 2009
The Meeting – London Protest Series, 1963
Signed “IB” on the lower right
Oil on board
45 x 86 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 70,000 – RM 120,000
Affectionately known as Ib, Datuk Ibrahim Hussein was born in Sungai Limau, Kedah, in 1936. He studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1956 and later moved to London to further his studies at the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. After being presented with an Award of Merit scholarship, he travelled to France and Italy. He was also the founder of the Ibrahim Hussein Museum and Cultural Foundation.
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. Stunningly captured from above, this particular piece uses a variant of shades that blend seamlessly with each other while different shapes form the figures depicting a meeting that is happening.