Lot 46 | Auction XXI

LOT 46

Khalil Ibrahim
B. Kelantan, 1934

Fishermen East Coast Series, 2007

Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 2007”
on lower left

Watercolour on paper

31 x 21 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Illustrated on page 234 of “KHALIL IBRAHIM The Art Journey” exhibition book

Published in 2015 by KL Lifestyle Art Space

RM 1,500 – RM 2,200

Evoking the familiar spirit of Khalil Ibrahim’s beloved East Coast once more, this is a variation of the work of his East Coast Series, where the artist was inspired by his rustic upbringing in Kelantan. Featuring a group of young men walking by the beach together after the day’s catch and sharing a lively moment between friends, Khalil bring out the details of the beach, the sand, the background, the sky, and the detailing of the vibrant and contrasting colours of the men’s apparels with his prowess in watercolour. Captured in this moment is a day of friends, bright sunny skies, warm breeze and hot weather, as well as the charm of the countryside.

Khalil Ibrahim graduated from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, United Kingdom in 1964. Thereafter, he became a full-time artist and has been so for fifty years now. He has held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works center around figures and are heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women.