Lot 79 | 28 March 2021



LOT 79


B.Melaka, 1955

River of Secrets No. 01, 2015

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower middle

Acrylic on paper

42.5 x 27 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,800 – RM 3,800

Anybody familiar with Ismail Latiff’s works may even describe him to be an artistic wizard, and by wielding a brush, he creates magic on canvas. His works are based on nature and solitude, some sort of paradise, as seen in this painting. He has been described as ‘one of the greatest escape artists ever to wield the brush’. His realm is of the enchanted and enchanting, a utopian world built on love, beauty, purity and power.

Ismail’s works reflect a combination of movement and mythology. For Ismail, he only sees himself as a traveller who embarked on a conquest to bring the inner space, texture, colour and beauty of the natural world together and interpret them onto paper and canvas. Art, as he perceived, is life and one of the best introductions to art is nature.