(B. Kelantan, 1934)
East Coast Landscape, 2011
Signed and dated “Khalil 2011” on lower right
Watercolour on paper
19.5 x 30 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Although inspirations may come in various forms, for Khalil Ibrahim, it is the opulent, charming and picturesque landscapes of Malaysia’s countryside.
For a true depiction of a subject, an artist must have a special connection with it. It is proven in this piece, as Khalil’s painting of the East Coast comes alive through his experiences there. Beautifully done with oil on canvas, he explores the allure and essential physiognomies of the beautiful views that make Malaysian countryside – the abundant trees, the sunny atmosphere as well as the untouched serenity that comes with it.