Lot 61 | 7 February 2021



LOT 61


B. Melaka, 1955

Malam Kembang Api No. 01, 2015

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower middle

Acrylic on paper

43 x 27.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,500 – RM 7,000

This painting evokes the feelings of fire and energy. Inundated with the strong colours of red and black. Ismail kept the vibrant colours to cheer the surrounding. It captures the sunshine and the growth of nature – painting the background with fiery brown. The faint circle of balance poses as the sun here, as Ismail captures one of the most amazing views. Ismail Latiff is a Melaka-born artist who trained formally in arts at MARA Institute of Technology. His artworks of both the mystical and abstract kind are known locally and internationally. Having started off his career in advertising before switching to fine arts, his philosophy of life and work is “Art is Life and one of the best introduction to art is nature.