Lot 85 | Auction XXXII

LOT 85

LOT 85


B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018

Pembicaraan Series, 1995

Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 95” on lower left

Watercolour on paper

56 x 76 cm


Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD RM 15,000


Another trademark of Khalil’s style of painting is his naturalistic, abstract works. The Pembicaraan Series illustrates his niche for this art form and adds a medley of warm, earthy hues. This piece is swarming, condensed and strong yet exuding ambiguity. This piece could be considered a dance, an intermingling between shapes and figures, a lively yet wavering cadence behind it all, leaving it up to the viewer what to take from it.

Khalil Ibrahim graduated from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, United Kingdom in 1964. Thereafter, he became a full-time artist and has been so for fifty years now. He has held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works center around figures and are heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women.