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23 October 2016, 13:00 AWST
2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaLive Auction
Lot 46: ISMAIL ABDUL LATIFF (B. Melaka, 1955) Rimba Mutiara... Hati Ku Sebersih Melati, 2013(18 views)
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Description: ISMAIL ABDUL LATIFF (B. Melaka, 1955) Rimba Mutiara... Hati Ku Sebersih Melati, 2013 Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower middle Acrylic on canvas 90 x 71 cm
Condition Report: Signed “Ismail Latiff” on lower middle
Notes: Anybody familiar with Ismail Latiff’s works may even describe him to be an artistic wizard, and by wielding a brush, he creates magic on canvas . The colours seen here are in a fantasy twirl, moving about here and there, floating and breezing through the canvas as if Ismail Latiff was showing the viewer a magic show, or opening a window to peer into his beautiful imagination. His works are based on nature and solitude, some sort of paradise, as seen in this painting. He once mentioned, “I embarked on a conquest of inner space, texture and colour, bringing the beauty of the natural world indoor, which is transformed onto paper and canvas.” This piece seems to draw the viewer in, taking them to a faraway place filled with shimmery pearls as they look into the distance. His paintings seem therapeutic in a way, as they provide the viewers with a mysterious calmness. The canvas is adorned with pale earthy tones, they blend and mix as if in motion. Ismail Latiff is also a master at creating the perfect balance in his pieces, just like nature herself – there is nothing too much or too little about it. Ismail Latiff is a Melaka-born artist who trained formally in arts at MARA Institute of Technology. His artworks of both the mystical and abstract kind are known locally and internationally. Having started off his career in advertising before switching to fine arts, his philosophy of life and work is “Art is Life and one of the best introduction to art is Nature.”
Provenance: Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Dimensions: 90 x 71 cm
Artist or Maker: ISMAIL ABDUL LATIFF
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
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