Lot 47 | Auction XXI

LOT 47

Khalil Ibrahim
B. Kelantan, 1934

Kuala Kemaman Fishing Village -View from Bukit Kijal, 1984

Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 84” on lower right

Watercolour on paper

28 x 38 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Illustrated on page 97 of “KHALIL IBRAHIM The Art Journey” exhibition book

Published in 2015 by KL Lifestyle Art Space

RM 1,500 – RM 2,200

Although inspirations may come in various forms, for Khalil Ibrahim, it is the opulent, charming and picturesque landscapes of Malaysia’s countryside – the fishing village to be specific.

Beautifully done with watercolour on paper, he explores the allure and essential physiognomies of the beautiful views that make Malaysian countryside – the ocean, abundant trees, the sunny atmosphere as well as the untouched serenity that comes with it.

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.