Lot 88 | 24 September 2023



LOT 88


B. N. Sembilan, 1941

New Landscape Series, 2014

Oil on canvas

91 x 122 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Signed and dated “Latiff 2014” on lower left

RM 300,000 – 380,000

Every series that Latiff Mohidin births lends a new perspective to his works as he makes a conscious effort not to repeat the images of a series in the next. Latiff’s latest combination of techniques includes meticulous drip work, controlled splatter work, sweeping brush strokes, multiple layering and dynamic colour schemes to bring life and dimension to his paintings. By deconstructing and reconstructing the concept of landscape, Abdul Latiff Mohidin’s series reinvigorates the genre, beckoning the audience to embark on a transformative journey where tradition and innovation coalesce in a harmonious choreography of form and intellect.

Born in 1941, Latiff started painting at an early age and by 10 he was holding his first exhibition at Kota Raja Malay School in Singapore, and was dubbed in the local press as the “boy wonder”. He is well-known as a poet as well. He was trained in art at Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste in Germany, Atelier La Courriere in France and Pratt Graphic Centre in America.