Lot 62 | 27 June 2021



LOT 62


B. N. Sembilan, 1941

Siri Langkawi (USM), 1979

Inscribed, titled, signed and dated “USM Langkawi Latiff 79” on lower edge of paper

Mixed media on paper

19 x 10.5 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 25,000 – RM 50,000

Born in 1941, Abdul Latiff Mohidin started painting at an early age and held his first exhibition at Kota Raja Malay School in Singapore at just 10 years old. He was trained in art at Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste in Germany, Atelier La Courriere in France and Pratt Graphic Centre in America. Abdul Latiff Mohidin was always fascinated by nature. Among the honours and awards he has received are the Salon Malaysia’s 1968 second prize in Graphic Design and the Malaysian Literary Awards for four years in a row, the National Literary Award in 1984 and 1986 and the Southeast Asian Writers Award in 1984 for writing.

Abdul Latiff Mohidin is an artist that likes to invent his own rules to create new things. The Siri Langkawi is strong and dramatic, yet has an elegant feel and sophistication. The colours and shapes of a rectangle and two semi-circles take you on a journey through the artist’s mind, beckoning the viewer to understand the motif of the painting and reflective of its aloof nature.