ISMAIL ABDUL LATIFF
B. Melaka, 1955
Bila Larut Malam… Gerakan Garis Keras, 2013
Signed “Ismail Latiff “ on lower left
Signed “Ismail Latiff” on the reverse. Artist, title, date, medium and dimension inscribed on the reverse
Acrylic on canvas
70 x 140cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Known for his alluring mythical style, Ismail Latiff goes blue, black and bold with his distinctive style of space, textures and colours to produce an aesthetically pleasing work and visual beauty of the night. The far left of the piece looks like a gush of wave dancing in the vast sea. The added hint of red adds character and movement. As always, even with the following stunning piece of Bila Larut Malam… Gerakan Garis Keras, 2013 he symbolises perfection and constancy through his signature moon on this piece.
There is no better place than our dreams, and there is no better artist to paint those dreams apart from Ismail Latiff. He usually incorporates folklore, myths and legends into his artworks and the end result is usually a flurry of fantastical colours – absolute magic. Ismail Latiff is an important artist dedicated to painting in the abstract. He is known for his abstract expressionism works on canvas, spectacularly converting colours into dreams and dreams into colours.