B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018
Abstract in Pink (with News print), 2002
Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 002” on lower right
93 x 83 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 22,000 – RM 30,000
Owning an artwork by Khalil Ibrahim is like owning a piece of history. The Kelantan-born artist was known as one of the most influential artists in Malaysia for his masterful use of batik as a medium. He was one of the few Malaysians to have received art training at the prestigious Central St. Martins School of Art and Design in London during the 1960’s. At the school, he received rigorous training in portraiture and explored various tones to bring out the personality of his subjects with muted colours and realistic reflection on the canvas. This particular painting is an abstract work of pink and pastel orange hues that allows art enthusiasts to showcase their individual interpretation.