Lot 5 | Auction XXXVII





B. Perak, 1961

Peasant Landscape Series – Menyusuri Tebing, 2011

Signed and dated “Shafurdin Habib 2011” on lower right

Watercolour on paper

30.5 x 45.8 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Illustrated on Page 11 of the Inaugural Opening Exhibition Peasant Landscape – An Exhibition by Khalil Ibrahim & Shafurdin Habib at KLAS Tropicana City Mall in February 2011.

RM 1,800 – RM 3,500


Sharfudin Habib, a self-taught artist who pursued painting all through the 1980s was born in Kampung Basong, Perak. His innate passion for art as a schoolboy translated to pencil drawings on the pages of his school exercise books. What was a humble hobby soon becoming a profound hunger which led him to make a giant leap from the comforts of his kampung to Kuala Lumpur. Sharfudin’s style of work highlights the simple, Malaysian rural life. The fuel of his paintings are derived from the whole experience of being in the country, from the fisherman toiling at sea to the women pounding spices on their verandas and the villagers returning home from their antics.