Lot 57 | Auction XXXIII



LOT 57


B. Perak,1961

Pulang II, 2011

Watercolour on paper

30 x 44.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,100 – RM 2,500


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 as seen in ‘Pulang II’. The fuel of his paintings are derived from the whole experience of being in the county, from the fisherman toiling at sea to the women pounding spices on their verandas and the villagers returning home from their antics