B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018
East Coast Fishermen, 1988
Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 88” on lower right
Watercolour on paper
25 x 33.5 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 5,000 – 9,000
This painting, entitled East Coast Fisherman, 1988, is a result of Khalil Ibrahim’s drawing and observation. It focuses and portrays the hardworking lives of ordinary people in an East Coast village. The artist’s enigmatic and stylised fishermen and the beach using watercolour on paper was an homage to his strong connection and love for the land of his origin. Khalil Ibrahim graduated from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, United Kingdom in 1964. Thereafter, he became a full-time artist until his death. He held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works centred around figures and were heavily influenced by east coast fishermen and women.