Lot 010

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

Untitled, 1990

signed and dated (lower right)
watercolour on paper
55 x 75cm

Private collection, Selangor

ESTIMATE RM 15,000 – 25,000
This work depicts the peaceful countryside overlooking the sea, with hint of blue sky, deeply enhancing the sensation of nature and its moods. Rendered with confident brushstrokes, beautiful colours of green and yellow hues, the overall impression given by the painting is that of a detailed study of nature.

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 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, 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, Royal National Art Gallery of Jordan, and National Art Gallery Malaysia.