Lot 008

Khalil Ibrahim
b. Kelantan, 1934 - d. 2018

Untitled, 1995

signed and dated (lower right)
ink on paper
15 x 14cm

Private collection, Kuala Lumpur

ESTIMATE RM 4,000 – 7,000
Khalil Ibrahim’s body of work includes illustrating groups of bodies interacting with one another, and this particular piece is part of said repertoire.

Khalil Ibrahim is one of Malaysia’s most gifted artist dexterous in all media and a great colourist versatile in figures and landscapes. He won a Pahang State scholarship to study at the St Martins School of Art in London where he graduated with a National Diploma of Design in 1963 and followed up with a postgraduate study. On his return, he was relieved of his contract and he had been a fulltime artist since September 1966. He was given a double solo of his London works and Malaysian batik paintings at the Samat Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur in 1970. He was the first Malaysian to have a solo in Indonesia in 1970. He co-founded the Malaysian Watercolour Society. His major solo shows included Khalil Ibrahim: The Art Journey in Petaling Jaya (2015), and Khalil Ibrahim: A Continued Dialogue at Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur in 2004. He has also been featured in major national exhibitions abroad. Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers dedicated its booth paying tribute to Khalil Ibrahim in Art Expo Malaysia 2018.