Lot 82 | Auction XXII

LOT 82

B. Kelantan, 1939

Village in Tumpat, 2011

Signed and dated “MOKH. ISHAK 2011” on lower right

Watercolour on paper

11.5 x 14.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Illustrated on page 57 of “EAST-COAST NATIVE” exhibition catalogue
Published in 2011 by KL Lifestyle Art Space

RM 789.04

A variation of his work from the earlier lot, he depicts once more the scenery one can find while at the countryside. One can capture the silhouettes of a woman and her child, with cattle in the distance not so far away from them. This piece speaks of tranquility and the simplicity of the life in the countryside. The untouched beauty of nature and the peaceful atmosphere of this piece speak volumes, beckoning the viewer to come escape while gazing at it.

Mokhtar Ishak is a self-taught artist, the only education in art was brought on by an art course organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in 1973. His works are exhibited and showcased by the PETRONAS Gallery in Kuala Lumpur as well as Bank Negara in Langkawi.