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Lot 004

A. KASIM ABAS
b. Negri Sembilan, 1948

MALAY MUSICIANS OF THE EAST COAST MALAYSIA, 1983

Signed and dated 'A. Kasim Abas 1983' (lower right)
Dry brush watercolour on paper
31cm x 45cm

PROVENANCE
Private collection, Kuala Lumpur.

ESTIMATE RM 1,200 - 2,000


Self-taught Kassim Abas is known for his draughtsmanship and his neat watercolours and drawings. Whether using brush, pen or pencils, he is adept with sceneries, architecture, figuratives, flora and fauna, he knows his subjects well, like in this work of musicians with traditional Malay instruments like the rebab, serunai and drums. Some will remember him for the book, Landmarks of Perak (RNS Publications Sdn Bhd, 2006), which also features images of works by Chin Kon Yit and Chang Huai-yan. Chen Yoon Fee penned the text. He did the illustrations of architectural landscapes and material culture, for Sarawak Sketchbook (Didier Millet). He had also exhibited in Washington DC and New York. He was a member of the Angkatan Pelukis SeMalaysia and the Art Guild of Kuala Lumpur.