Lot 60 | Auction XVIII

LOT 60


B. Kelantan, 1934

East Coast Series, 1995

Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 95” on lower right

Watercolour on paper
27 x 36 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,000 – RM 4,000

Evoking the familiar spirit of Khalil Ibrahim’s beloved East Coast once more, this is a variation of the work of his East Coast Series, where the artist was inspired by his rustic upbringing in Kelantan. Featuring a group of young girls walking by the beach together and sharing a lively moment between friends, Khalil bring out the details of the beach, the sand, the background, the sky, and the detailing of the vibrant and contrasting colours of the women’s apparels with his prowess in watercolour.

Captured in this moment is a day of friends, bright sunny skies, warm breeze and hot weather.

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 has been so for fifty years now. He has held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works center around figures and are heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women.