Lot 85 | 8 November 2020



LOT 85


B.Melaka, 1955

Manik Angkasa, 2002

Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower right

Acrylic on paper

38 x 29 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,000 – RM 2,500

Energy and exuberance in Ismail Latiff’s artworks are always evident and the ‘Manik Angkasa, 2002’ is no different. With a blend of harmonious colours and the ever prevalent moon, the hallmark of Ismail’s work is a witness to this mysterious realm that the artist has created. These are the types of sceneries that one encounters only in dreams or in the figments of the imagination, but are difficult to put into words and even tougher to revisualise. There is no better place than our dreams, and there is no better artist to paint those dreams apart from Ismail Latiff. He usually incorporates folklore, myths and legends into his artworks and the end result is usually a flurry of fantastical colours of absolute magic as depicted in this work.