Lot 83 | 3 October 2021



LOT 83


B. Kedah, 1961

Siri Pemandangan – Sugarcane Juice Traders, 2020/21

Watercolour on paper

131 x 152 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 12,000 – RM 15,000

Born in Kulim, Kedah in 1961, Maamor Jantan answered the call of being an artist in his youth. Maamor Jantan started out as an apprentice machinist before getting a job as an assistant curator, for an art gallery in Kuala Lumpur where he was first introduced to the world of visual arts and its artists. It was only after meeting the inimitable Khalil Ibrahim in 1984 studying under him for more than a decade that he ventured into art. Maamor’s has an unconventional approach to art; he employs a unique style of using delicate tones of blotched and bleached colours and pairs it with his deep fondness for kampung scenes. With an aptness for village scenes, night scenes and the likes, evident in the ‘Siri Pemandangan – Sugarcane Juice Traders’, is executed in his own mannerism, layered with mysticism, colours and an ethereal quality to it. The tranquility that comes with this work is undeniable, transporting its viewers to simpler times in a rural setting.