Lot 014

Rahmat Ramli
b. Thailand, 1964

Market Series, 2014

signed and dated (lower right)
oil on canvas
106 x 175cm

Private collection, Selangor

ESTIMATE RM 7,000 – 12,000
Illustrating a peaceful village scene, this exquisite work depicts a group of women selling fruits, chit-chatting with customers, while enjoying a fresh sea breeze under the shades. These women look simply beautiful donning Malay traditional attire kurung, kebaya paired with batik sarong and scarves covering their heads. Rahmat Ramli cleverly captured lighting, with his impeccable skill.

Rahmat Ramli was once promoted by AP Gallery. Rahmat’s name was mentioned as the artist of the painting, How Much For One Bunch Of Bananas?, (p. 42) in Professor Muliyadi Mahamood’s book, Modern Malaysian Art From The Pioneering Era To The Pluralist Era (1930s - 1990s) (Utusan Publications).