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.