Lot 60 | Auction XXXII

Lot 60

LOT 60


B. Perak, 1961

Study of Movement I, II, III, 2004

Signed “Shafurdin Habib” on lower left

Oil on canvas

20.5 x 25.5 cm


Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD RM 5,488


Shafurdin Habib was born in Kampung Basong, Perak, in 1961. A hobby he had as a boy, which was drawing in all his exercise book, turned into something big as he developed a real passion for art. Many of his influences are derived from Khalil Ibrahim, whom he befriended after he moved to Kuala Lumpur to pursue art. In fact, Khalil’s influence is discerned in many of Shafurdin’s works, as illustrated in the ‘Study of Movement I, II,III, 2004’. Contrasting to Khalil’s infamous works, Shafurdin’s lines in the movements are not as evident and the colours used by him are darker and more mysterious.