Lot 6 | 8 November 2020





B.Melaka, 1955

Kolam Mandi Berhias Series, 2003

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower right

Acrylic on paper

38 x 29 cm x 2 artworks

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,000 – RM 5,500

Ismail Latiff often transports his viewers to another world where everything is carefree, serene and tranquil. His pieces often feature the theme of escapism, as if in a dream or gazing upon galaxies or even water. Omnipresent in his works is also the circle that deck the canvas, drawing the attention of the viewers. It is a symbol of perfection a balance, explained the artist, an embodiment and search to be one and whole with the universe. The first work is only subtly different from its mate, offering the cognisance that this piece is in motion, moving from its original position as portrayed in the earlier piece. The blue swishes have now travelled to a different position. The entire mood is tranquil, soothing and calm, one that takes away your worries and provides one with the perfect haven and the unadulterated escape.