Lot 5 | Auction XXXV






 B. Johor, 1950

Wajah Series – Petani Pulang Malam, 2008

Oil on canvas

120 x 90 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Sarawak 

RM 24,000 – RM 30,000


Yusof Ghani’s Wajah Series is a masterpiece which clearly shows his influence by Western abstract expressionism due to the spontaneity and expressive brushstrokes, though he also alternates his style by incorporating figurative images. The faceless silhouettes set an awkward and unconventional tone, yet holistically, produces a strong and stylish tone. Yusof Ghani is one of Malaysia’s respected and eminent artist. A writer, sculptor, professor, curator and painter, there is no denying that he is a man of many talents. His artworks are always sought after by collectors and galleries, and his showcases are well attended by dignitaries and prominent figures in the art industry. Synonymous to Abstract Expressionism in which he is widely known for, Yusof has earned worldwide recognition and numerous accolades. His works are displayed in various residencies throughout the world, making him an artist worthy of acknowledgement and is the pride of his nation.