B. Kelantan, 1934
Imaginary East Coast Landscape, 1986
Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 86” on lower right
Watercolour on Paper
30 x 40 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 5,000 – RM 8,000
Although inspirations may come in various forms, for Khalil Ibrahim, it is the opulent, charming and picturesque landscapes of Malaysia’s countryside.
For a true depiction of a subject, an artist must have a special connection with it. It is proven in this piece, as Khalil’s painting of the East Coast comes alive through his experiences there, hence the creation of his own imagination and own take on his personal haven. Beautifully done with oil on canvas, he explores the allure and essential physiognomies of the beautiful views that make Malaysian countryside – the abundant trees, the sunny atmosphere as well as the untouched serenity that comes with it.
Khalil Ibrahim graduated from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, United Kingdom in 1964. Thereafter, he became a full-time artist and has been so for fifty years now. He has held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works center around figures and are heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women.