Lot 67 | Auction XV

LOT 67

(B. Johor, 1950)

Segerak Series (Gracious Movement) Blue Wave, 2005

Signed and dated “Yusof Ghani 05” on lower right
Signed, titled and dated on verso
Oil on canvas
183 x 165 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 118,000

His paintings, according to many, have shifted from something dark and mysterious to take the air of something cheery and elegant. However, the artist himself said that his social commentaries did not change despite the change of atmosphere. It still had social remarks. He also said life, is a bit like the lives of humans. Purposeless and unorchestrated at times, but it brings a lot of pleasure. This social commentary was brought to canvas, based on his studies on the human behaviour teamed with lines, colours and motion.

The end-result of a seamless flow of lovely colours amalgamating with one another was not intentionally meant to look aesthetic and flowing. The initial lines and sketches were rough, chaotic and arbitrary, to portray the human behaviour of being wild and free. The NHB of Singapore has about four pieces by Yusof Ghani, namely ‘Gawai’, ‘Tangkal’ and two pieces from his Tari series.