Lot 5 | Auction XVIII


B. Kelantan, 1934

East Cost Village, 1996

Signed and dated “Khalil 96” on lower right

Oil on board
18 x 19 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,000 – RM 1,500

Evoking the familiar spirit of Khalil Ibrahim’s beloved East Coast once more, this is a variation of the work of his East Coast Series, where the artist was inspired by his rustic upbringing in Kelantan. Featuring a group of village folk walking by the beach together and sharing a lively moment between friends, Khalil bring out the details of the beach, the sand, the background, the sky, and the detailing of the vibrant and contrasting colours of the women’s apparels with his prowess in watercolour. Captured in this moment is a day of friends, bright sunny skies, warm breeze and hot weather.