Lot 007

Khalil Ibrahim
b. Kelantan, 1934 – d. Selangor, 2018

East Coast 4, 1996

signed and dated
‘Khalil Ibrahim 96’ (lower right)
watercolour on paper
32 x 40cm

Private collection, Selangor

ESTIMATE RM 6,000 – 10,000
Khalil Ibrahim’s iconic East Coast series is on offer featuring men and women at work by the beach. Their participation in fishing is evident in the east coast states of Kelantan and Terengganu and they fish mainly from the shore or in shallow protected waters using simple hand-operated gears such as hooks and lines, scoop nets or traps.

Khalil Ibrahim graduated with a National Diploma of Design in Fine Arts at the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art and Design in London in 1964 (post-graduate in 1965). He turned into a full-time artist in 1966. Khalil was a co-founder of the Malaysian Watercolour Society and had his first double solo of London works and Malaysian batiks at Samat Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur in 1970. That year, he also had a solo exhibition in Indonesia, the first Malaysian to have done so. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland and his works have been collected by the National Museum in Singapore, Fukuoka Museum of Art in Japan, New South Wales Museum of Art in Sydney and the Royal National Art Gallery of Jordan.