B. Kelantan, 1934
East Coast Series, 1999
Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 99” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 19 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
With human figures being the preferred theme and hallmark for Khalil Ibrahim, we are presented with a mesmerising acrylic piece of colourful, hypnotising women moving across the canvas.
The employment of bright, enlivening colours creates an overall enthusiastic and energetic mood . Silhouettes of various individuals are situated mainly in the center, where Khalil’s penchant for the human body is exhibited – he paints the curves, contours and forms expertly.
In entirety, this piece is reminiscent of wayang kulit, given its flat depths.