Lot 004

b. Kelantan, 1934


Signed and dated ‘Khalil Ibrahim 80’ (lower right)
Ink on paper
33cm x 45cm

Private Collection, Selangor.

ESTIMATE  RM 6,000 - 9,000

A classic theme by Khalil Ibrahim, Fishermen Series illustrates a group of men from the fishing community of West coast Malaysia in the act of pulling a fish net in various postures. Two figures in kneeling position and seven others standing before them are depicted hard at work. Their muscular body tones are visible demonstrating the artist’s adeptness in managing the ink medium.

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.