B. Melaka, 1955
Arus Pagi, 1995
Signed and dated “Ismail Latiff 95” on lower right
Acrylic on museum board
40.5 x 40.5 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 3,000 – RM 6,000
Ismail Latiff often transports his viewers to another world where everything is carefree, serene and tranquil. His pieces often feature the theme of escapism, as if in a dream or gazing upon galaxies or even water.
Omnipresent in his works is also the circle that deck the canvas, drawing the attention of the viewers. It is a symbol of perfection a balance, explained the artist, an embodiment and search to be one and whole with the universe.
The entire mood is tranquil, soothing and calm, one that takes away your worries and provides one with the perfect haven and the unadulterated escape.
Ismail Latiff is a Melaka-b orn artist who trained formally in arts at MARA Institute of Technology. His artworks of both the mystical and abstract kind are known locally and internationally. Having started off his career in advertising before switching to fine arts, his philosophy of life and work is “Art is Life and one of the best introduction to art is Nature.”