LOT 78 | Auction XXXV


LOT 78


B. Johor, 1950

Siri Topeng – Wayang Solok, 1995

Mixed media and collage on paper

76 x 56 cm

Provenance Private Collection Kuala Lumpur

Illustrated in the soon to be published “777, Celebrating 7 Illustrious Years at KLAS” coffee table book published by KLAS in February 2019 

RM 12,000 – RM 18,000  


Born in 1950 in Johor, Malaysia, Ghani frequented a small movie theatre that was run by a family member as a young boy, where he developed a predisposition towards painting to depict movement and a sense of time through cowboy films. He cites Pollock and de Kooning as his early inspirations, but he eventually began to develop his unique style in painting, with masks being his theme for many years as a motif to explore human emotions and circumstances. The masks often appeares displaced, implying at the rough state us human beings are always in. Yusof is most notably known for Abstract Expressionism, his other popular series are Tari, Segerak and Biring.