Lot 81 | 3 October 2021



LOT 81


B. Kelantan, 1938 – 2015

East Coast Fishing Village, 1999

Signed and dated on lower right

Watercolour on paper

27.8 x 39.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,500 – RM 3,000

Ismail Mat Hussin was born in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. He developed an interest in batik at the mere age of 12 years old and picked up his batik skills from well-known artist Khalil Ibrahim and art teacher Yusoff Abdullah. His career began as a violinist for Radio Televisyen Malaysia Kota Bharu, but he left and decided to put his all into painting. The inspiration for Ismail Mat Hussin’s consistent brand of paintings is not constructed merely for the sake of art, but it is something that comes from within, from his own person. How his work is shaped is heavily influenced by inherent traditional and cultural legacies from the East Coast, and that is a particular trait that is rooted in him. This piece presents tranquility, reminisces of the past and daily experiences of people in the East Coast. The cool, dim tones are something Ismail Mat Hussin has a proclivity for, using them often in his works.