Lot 48 | Auction XXXVIIII



Lot 48


B. Pahang, 1985

Terbang, 2019

Signed and dated “Khairul Izham 2019” on lower middle
Artist, title, medium, and date inscribed on the verso

Acrylic on canvas

152 x 152 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,500 – RM 7,000

Born in 1985 in Maran, Pahang, Khairul Izham approaches broad subject of past and memories with complex layering and conscious masking, leaving the audience with residue from the process of recollection. Some of his recent shows include: Malaysian Emerging Artist Award (2011), Deceitful Truths (2011), Dischromatic (2010). Khairul Izham is known to produce an enigma and elusive mood in his subjects. Stunning doesn’t begin to describe this painting. Mohd Khairul used deliberate strokes of pastel hues and proceeded to paint a multitude of butterflies in various shapes and forms — all swarming towards the centre of the painting. If you take a step back, it almost looks like the butterflies are in flight.