Lot 87 | 3 October 2021




LOT 87


B. N. Sembilan, 1941

Memory of Loyang (Voyage Series), 2005

Titled, signed and dated “Memory of Loyang Latiff 05” on lower right

Oil on canvas

137 x 162 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 250,000 – RM 450,000

The voyage series, contrary to what it indicates, was created in Latiff Mohidin’s studio. When he wasn’t travelling, the artist continued to explore the world through his imagination. The essence of Voyage is the recurrent element of a stylised boat whose origin can be traced to one of the earliest drawings of the Pago Pago series, entitled, Solitude, Bangkok, 1964. Nearly 40 years later, Latiff embarks on a study of the boat as the main element of the composition, developing the first shapes in a preliminary sketch executed in 2003. The boat has become a symbol of the artist’s imaginary travels. Gestural like from the Gelombang Series, it reveals more ruminative impinges and with more glacial strokes.