B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018
East Coast Series – Ladies in Waiting III, 1982
Signed “Khalil Ibrahim 82” on lower left
Acrylic on linen
93 x 108 cm
Provenance Private Collection Kuala Lumpur
Illustrated on page 91 in the “777, Celebrating 7 Illustrious Years at KLAS” coffee table book published by KLAS in February 2019
With human figures being the preferred theme and hallmark for Khalil Ibrahim, we are presented with a mesmerising acrylic piece of colourful, hypnotising women and their stances on linen. The employment of bright, enlivening colours creates an overall enthusiastic and energetic mood. Silhouettes of various individuals are situated mainly in the centre, where Khalil’s penchant for the human body is exhibited – he painted the curves, contours and forms expertly.
Against the bright colours that give life to the subjects is an earthy background. Deep brown tone was paired with a bright n its entirety, the painting reverberates a serene feeling.