Born in 1941, Abdul Latiff Mohidin started painting at an early age and held his first exhibition at Kota Raja Malay School in Singapore at just 10 years old. He was trained in art at Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste in Germany, Atelier La Courriere in France and Pratt Graphic Centre in America. Abdul Latiff Mohidin was always fascinated by nature. Rimba in this particular painting translates as primeval forest: an entity that symbolises growth and a sense of continuity across space and time. In the Rimba works, especially the works executed during the period from 1995 to 1997, Abdul Latiff Mohidin allows his viewers to adopt a highly tactile mode of appreciation.