Lot 86 | Auction XXXVIIII



LOT 86


B. Melaka, 1955

Angkasa Anggerik Putih No.2, 1989

Signed and dated “Ismail Latiff 89” on lower right

Acrylic on paper

53 x 37 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,000 – RM 6,000

The wizardry of Ismail’s works are alluring to say the least. With an ever existent moon, his paintings are figments of the artist’s imagination. Bold and brilliant swirls and splashes across the canvas create a magical wonderland. This venerable man has been described as ‘one of the greatest escape artists ever to wield the brush’. His is the realm of the enchanted and enchanting, a utopian world built on love, beauty, purity and power. Ismail’s works reflect a combination of movement and mythology. For Ismail, he only sees himself as a traveller who embarked on a conquest to bring inner space, texture, colour and beauty of the natural world together and interpret them onto paper and canvas.