Lot 61 | Auction XXXVI




LOT 61


B. Melaka, 1955

Riang Riang Rimba…Ladang Baro, 1996

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower middle

Acrylic on paper

76 x 56 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Ismail Latiff’s works are based on nature and solitude, some sort of paradise, as seen in this painting. He once mentioned, “I embarked on a conquest of inner space, texture and colour, bringing the beauty of the natural world indoor, which is transformed onto paper and canvas.” The contrast between light and dark colours and the exuberance with which they flow make it all the more like an experience than just a viewing, as it is heavily saturated with an aura of wonder. 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 introductions to art is Nature.”