Lot 65 | Auction XXII

LOT 65

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

RM 8,454.00

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.