Lot 89 | 8 November 2020



LOT 89


B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018

Portrait of a Man

Signed “Khalil” on lower left

Ink on paper

30 x 25 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,000 – RM 2,000

Khalil Ibrahim is a Kelantan-born artist and was regarded as one of the most influential artists in Malaysia for his masterful use of batik as a medium. He was one of the few Malaysians to have received art training at the prestigious Central St. Martins School of Art and Design in London during the 1960’s. At the school, he received rigorous training in portraiture and explored various hues to bring out the personality of his subjects with muted colours and realistic reflection on the canvas. This ink on paper portrait entitled ‘Face’, uses an intricate shading method to create shadows and to bring a three-dimensional feel to the whole piece.