Lot 57 | 28 November 2021



LOT 57


B.Melaka, 1955

Angkasa Anggerik Putih Series, 1998

Signed and dated “Ismail Latiff 98” on lower right

Acrylic on paper

53 x 37 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,000 – RM 7,000

The Angkasa Anggerik Putih Series features enigmatic layers of contrasting colours, complemented by swirls and splashes with Ismail Abdul Latiff’s ever present moon at its centre. A wave of dominant blue and white washes over the canvas, conveying the artist’s brilliance. He has been described as ‘one of the greatest escape artists ever to wield the brush’. His realm is of the enchanted and enchanting, a utopian world built on love, beauty, purity and power. Ismail’s works reflect a combination of movement and mythology. For Ismail, he only sees himself as a traveller who embarked on a conquest to bring the inner space, texture, colour and beauty of the natural world together and interpret them onto paper and canvas. Art, as he perceived, is life and one of the best introductions to art is nature.