B. Kelantan, 1934
East Coast Series “Fisherman”, 1986
Signed “Khalil Ibrahim 86” on lower right
Watercolour on paper
20 x 22 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpurr
RM 800 – RM 1,200
Evoking the familiar spirit of Khalil Ibrahim’s beloved East Coast once more, this is a variation of the work of his East Coast Series, where the artist was inspired by his rustic upbringing in Kelantan.
Featuring a group of young men walking by the beach together after the day’s catch and sharing a lively moment between friends, Khalil bring out the details of the beach, the sand, the background, the sky, and the detailing of the vibrant and contrasting colours of the men’s apparels with his prowess in watercolour. Captured in this moment is a day of friends, bright sunny skies, warm breeze and hot weather, as well as the charm of the countryside.
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.