LOT 46 | Auction XXXV


LOT 46


B. Pahang, 1971

Fikir Diri Menjalara Series, 2001

Signed, titled and dated “FIKIR DIRI, ISMADI 2001” on lower right

Acrylic & charcoal on paper

78 x 53 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur 

RM 4,500 – RM 6,000


Ismadi Sallehudin is a veteran in the Malaysia art scene specifically in the realm of abstract art. Over the years, he has mastered using various styles from etching, drawing and monotyping to express the profoundness of the relationship between nature and life. His works have been exhibited extensively at home and abroad. His roles as an art educator included lecturing at UiTM (1994 to 1997) and Kolej Bandar Utama (1995 to 1997).

His Fikir Diri Menjalara artwork features a spontaneous, gestural and scratch effect which stresses the seriousness of the subject matter. The dark blue tone offers a delightful contrast to the expressive sketches and pronounced lines.