B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018
East Coast Landscape, 1989
Signed and dated on lower right
Watercolour on paper
15 x 21 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 900 – RM 2,000
Khalil’s adoration for the East Coast prevails with this piece. The artist’s enigmatic and stylised technique using watercolour is an illustration of his strong connection and love for the land of his origin. A serene scene of nature — majestic mountains that are almost one with the sky, lush trees and foliage, and in the centre, a wooden kampung house.
The late 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 had been for 60 years. He held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works centred around figures and were heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women.