Lot 57 | Auction XXIV


LOT 57

B. Melaka, 1955

Festival of Inner Jungle… Mutiara Merah, 2012

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower middle
Inscribed and signed on the reverse

Acrylic on canvas

90 x 71 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Comes with KLAS certificate signed by the artist

RM 8,000 – RM 15,000


Red – the colour of power, intimidation, anger and passion. The colour of invigoration and
of life, of vim and vigour.

It evokes feelings of intensity, as seen in this piece. Inundated with the bold colour of red, Ismail kept his usual calm blues and colours that soothe the soul for something so strong and commanding. It captures the sunset at the right time, just seconds before it disappears into the horizon – painting the sky and everything around it red. The faint circle of balance poses as the sun here, as Ismail captures one of the most amazing views.

Ismail Latiff is a Melaka-born artist who trained formally in arts at MARA Institute of Technology. His artworks of both the mystical and abstract kind are known locally and internationally. Having started off his career in advertising before switching to fine arts, his philosophy of life and work is “Art is Life and one of the best introduction to art is Nature.”