Lot 80 | Auction XXXVIII



Lot 80


B.Melaka, 1955

Terbang Bersamamu No.1, No.2 & No.3, 1998

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on all 3 artworks

Acrylic on paper

38 x 29 cm x 3 pieces

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,000 – RM 7,000

This set of three alluring pieces by the wizard, Ismail Latiff sees a medley of tranquil blue hue and swirls of white spread across the canvas. His hallmark, the moon is ever existent in his artworks. This piece seems to draw the viewer in, taking them to a faraway place as they look into the distance. His paintings seem therapeutic in a way, as they provide the viewers with a mysterious calmness. Ismail Latiff is also a master at creating the perfect balance in his pieces, just like nature herself – there is nothing too much or too little about it.

This venerable man has been described as ‘one of the greatest escape artists ever to wield the brush’. His is the realm of the enchanted and the 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 inner space, texture, colour and beauty of the natural world together and interpret them onto paper and canvas.