B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018
East Coast Series – Abstract, 2008
Signed ”Khalil Ibrahim 008” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
20.5 x 22.5 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 6,000 – RM 12,000
Khalil Ibrahim was born in 1934 in Kelantan. He graduated from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, United Kingdom in 1964. He has held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works centre around figures and are heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women.
A familiar theme, the East Coast. Obtaining inspiration from his upbringing in Kelantan, this piece is an abstract version that features a group of blocks and shapes that represent village folk alongside a calming background. Khalil utilises his skill in and complete study of the human figures to bring out movement while simultaneously using bold and contrasting colours to bring about richness to this piece.