Lot 49 | 6 September 2020


LOT 49


B. England, 1970

High Hopes, 2017

Inscribed “Y Majid High Hopes 2017” on the verso

Acrylic on canvas

150 x 110 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 12,000 – RM 22,000

From an early age, art has been a part of Yusof Majid’s life. He grew up in England, and had an appreciation for art at a young age. Born in 1970, Yusof Majid’s creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The artist attended the Chelsea School of Art, England from 1988 to 1993. Yusof sees his paintings as a naive surrealist extension of his inner self, emptiness and euphoria in landscapes of memory and dreamscapes. In this work, two trees are depicted at the centre of the work, against the sky and mountains. If you look close enough, you can see a mother and her child painted leaning against the trees. This could symbolise a mother’s hope for her child – as tall and mighty as the trees depicted. Symbolising hope, these trees seem to have grown so tall and high that it might actually touch the sky.