B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018
East Coast Series – Abstraction, 2005
Exhibited in “A Beautiful Mind” exhibition by Galeri Tangsi in 2005 (Exhibition label on verso)
Acrylic on canvas
56 x 67 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur Acquired from Galeri Tangsi in 2006
RM 20,000 – RM 50,000
The late Khalil Ibrahim graduated from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, United Kingdom in 1964. Thereafter, he became a full-time artist and had been for 60 years. He held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works centred around figures and were heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women. However, this particular abstract painting is out of the ordinary for Khalil Ibrahim. He uses splashes of bright hues and tones it down with some dark and large strokes, making the artwork cohesive and seamless.