ISMAIL ABDUL LATIFF
Ratu Luna Maya, 2017
Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower middle
Acrylic on museum board
57 x 38 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 2,500 – RM 5,500
Ismail Latiff’s ‘Ratu Luna Maya’ is a brilliant display of colours, concentrated in the heart of the artwork, emanating a magnetic energy to it. With an electric blue hue, the brushstrokes almost look like a spectacle of fireworks, accompanied by the ever prevalent moon. With a harmonious blend of every colour that ever existed, it results in a masterpiece of motion on canvas. These are the types of sceneries that one encounters only in dreams or in the figments of the imagination, but very difficult to put into words and even tougher to revisualise. There is no better place than our dreams, and there is no better artist to paint those dreams apart from Ismail Latiff. He usually incorporates folklore, myths and legends into his artworks and the end result is usually a flurry of fantastical colours absolute magic as depicted in this work. This work will leave onlookers fascinatedly confused and curious, allowing them to explore the work through their own imagination and perceptions.