Lot 005

Khalil Ibrahim
b. Kelantan, 1934 - d. 2018

Untitled, 1986

signed and dated (lower right)
acrylic on canvas laid on board
32 x 26cm

Private collection, Kuala Lumpur

ESTIMATE RM 15,000 – 25,000
Khalil Ibrahim’s iconic East Coast series is on offer, featuring men and women at work by the beach. The artist places strong emphasis on the human figures, displaying salient features and graceful contours of the human form. The beauty of motion pulsating with energetic life is captured using brightly pop-inspired colours.

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, 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.