IBRAHIM HUSSEIN, DATUK
B. Kedah, 1936 – 2009
Dance of Joy, 1985
Signed and dated “Ibrahim Hussein ‘85” on lower left
Inscribed Edition 101/155 on lower right
Print on paper
76 x 56 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 6,000 – RM 12,000
Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, affectionately known as Ib, was born in Sungai Limau, Kedah, in 1936. He studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1956 and then moved to London, where he continued his studies at the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. He travelled to France and Italy after being presented with an Award of Merit scholarship. He also founded the Ibrahim Hussein Museum and Cultural Foundation.
Departing from his usual mastery in abstract art, Ib produced this stunning piece of print on paper that illustrates a group of female dancers in movement. Aptly entitled ‘Dance of Joy’, this work sees dancers completely engrossed in their dance or movement, showcasing elegance and grace. The artist brilliantly captured the atmosphere of the dance and translated it onto paper.