Lot 78 | Auction XXXII

LOT 78

LOT 78


B. Johor, 1950

Ombak Series – Lutong III, 2014

Signed and dated “yusof ghani” on lower left

Mixed media on silk

60 x 45 cm


Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD RM 11,424


Aptly named the Ombak Series, it depicts a mighty and wrathful rolling waves. One can observe the intricacies in the movements of the waves as it gains in dimension and about to unfold itself onto the shore. The waves represent the most recent three phases of Yusof

Ghani’s journey, namely: destruction, humanity and awakening. This series brings us back to his roots in abstract expressionism. His earlier works showcase his curiousity and search for something more spiritual through the series of ‘Tari’, ‘Topeng’, ‘Wayang’, ‘Segerak’, ‘Hijau’, ‘Biring’ and ‘Wajah’. Yusof Ghani is a painter who always gives depth to his paintings by equipping them with an underlying meaning.