B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018
Nude Movement, 1983
Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 83” on lower left
93 x 103 cm
Private Collection Kuala Lumpur
Illustrated on page 286 of “KHALIL IBRAHIM The Art Journey” exhibition book
Published in 2015 by KL Lifestyle Art Space
SOLD RM 30,240
Solitary and devoid of human inhabitants, this shows Khalil brahim’s intent study of landscapes and sceneries. ‘Bachok, 1957’ depicts a fishing boat ashore on a beautiful cloudy day, giving its viewers a peek into the ambience and life at a fishing village. Khalil Ibrahim used to attend art classes every Sunday in Kota Bharu, where he learned the fine art of watercolour and painting techniques from Nik Mahmud Idris, an art inspector.
Perhaps this was a piece that was done to commemorate that time in his life, a time that influenced him, his life and ultimately his art. Rather innocent and upfront, this piece holds no hidden meanings or anything of that sort, this was a showcase of Khalil’s skills on canvas, as well as the beautiful landscape in Kota Bharu.
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.