Lot 60 | 8 November 2020



LOT 60


B.Melaka, 1955

Burung Dara…Bersarang Malam, 2016

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower middle

Acrylic on canvas

90 x 71 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 9,000 – RM 15,000

There’s always an air of energy and exuberance to Ismail Latiff’s artworks. The ‘BURUNG DARA…BERSARANG MALAM, 2016’ is no different. With a blend of harmonious colours that make up a feather-looking subject, the result is a masterpiece of motion on canvas. The ever prevalent moon, the hallmark of Ismail’s work is a witness to this mysterious realm that the artist has created. These are the types of sceneries that one encounters only in dreams or in the figments of the imagination, but is difficult to put into words and even tougher to revisualise. There is no better place than our dreams, and there is no better artist to paint those dreams apart from Ismail Latiff. He usually incorporates folklore, myths and legends into his artworks and the end result is usually a flurry of fantastical colours absolute magic as depicted in this work.