Lot 9 | Auction XVII


(B. Kelantan, 1934)

Abstract, 1992

Signed and dated “KHALIL IBRAHIM 92” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
97 x 115.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
llustrated on page 167 of “KHALIL IBRAHIM The Art Journey” coffe table book
Published in 2015 by KL Lifestyle Art Space

SOLD – RM 60,180

Throughout Khalil Ibrahim’s career as an artist, the influence of abstract has been present every now and then in some of his works. They are definitely rare, but they are nonetheless glorious. Most of his abstract works were done upon Khalil’s return from his studies in Britain.

Strips, blocks and pieces of various colour adorn the canvas, giving this piece a lighthearted atmosphere. A myriad of thoughts and concepts go into the workings of this piece, and it gives the illusion of depth and texture so vivid that viewers are tempted to make out all the shapes, patterns and techniques this canvas showcases.

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.