ISMAIL MAT HUSSIN
B. Kelantan, 1938
Pantai Cinta Berahi, 2001
Signed “ISMAIL MAT HUSSIN 2001” on lower right
Watercolour on paper
37 x 49 cm
Private Collection, Kelantan
RM 500 – RM 1,500
The inspiration for Ismail Mat Hussin’s consistent brand of paintings is not constructed merely for the sake of art, but it is something that comes from within, from his own person. How his work is shaped is heavily influenced by inherent traditional and cultural legacies from the East Cost, and that is a particular trait that is rooted in him.
This piece presents tranquillity, reminisces of the past and daily experiences of people in the East Coast. The earthy, dim tones are something Ismail Mat Hussin has a proclivity for, using them often in his works. These colours are stable, friendly, calm and safe.
Ismail Mat Hussin was born in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. He developed an interest in batik at the mere age 12 years old and picked up his batik skills from well-known artist Khalil Ibrahim and art teacher Yusoff Abdullah. His career began as a violinist for Radio Televisyen Malaysia Kota Bharu, but he left and decided to put his all into painting.