B. Perak, 1961
Pulang II, 2011
Signed and dated “Shafurdin Habib 2011” on lower left
Watercolour on paper
30 x 44.5 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,000 – RM 2,500
Shafurdin Habib, a self-taught artist who pursued painting all through the 1980s was born in Kampung Basong, Perak. His innate passion for art as a schoolboy translated to pencil drawings on the pages of his school exercise books. What was a humble hobby soon became a profound hunger which led him to make a giant leap from the comforts of his kampung to Kuala Lumpur. Shafurdin’s style of work highlights the simple, Malaysian rural life as seen in ‘Pulang II’. The fuel of his paintings are derived from the whole experience of being in the country, from the abundance of natural foliage, the simplicity in the way of life as shown in ‘Pulang II” – villagers are seen returning home as the day comes to an end.