Lot 61 | Auction XXXVII




LOT 61


B. Melaka, 1955

Terang Bulan Keramat No.4, 2003

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower middle

Acrylic on paper

38 x 29 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,200 – RM 3,200


The man behind the moon brings forth the beauty of the natural world through the play of vibrant hues of blue and green, giving life to this painting. 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, that is transformed onto paper and canvas.” He manages to make this painting seem like it is saturating 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.”