Lot 55 | 28 November 2021



LOT 55


B.Melaka, 1955

Malam Kelam No. 02, 2002

Signed, dated and titled on verso

Acrylic on paper

38 x 29 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 800 – RM 1,500

“I embarked on a conquest of inner space, texture and colour bringing the beauty of the natural world indoors, which is transformed onto paper and canvas. I have explored my work in such a way which might lead to confusion and curiosity on the part of my viewers, I hope that the viewer will explore my work through his or her own individual imagination and perception of the world,” said the reputable artist himself. This particular artwork takes on a relatively darker mood compared to the artists’ other works. The spectacle of smudging in white remains the centrepiece of this painting, followed by Ismail’s hallmark, the moon that’s hiding away ever so slightly in this piece.