Lot 46 | 15 August 2021



LOT 46


B. Perak, 1961

Penang Street Food, Penang Series II, 2017

Signed and dated on lower left

Watercolour on paper

30.5 x 45.8 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,500 – RM 3,500

The Pearl of the Orient 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 junction of a street in Penang. Although it is a simple depiction of the scenery of a humble setting, Shafurdin fastidiously details every single bit and form of this piece, wowing the viewers with its complexity.