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Lot 74: MOKHTAR ISHAK (B. Kelantan, 1939) Sunset in Pantai Malawi, 2011
23 October 2016
2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaLive Auction
Description: MOKHTAR ISHAK (B. Kelantan, 1939) Sunset in Pantai Malawi, 2011 Signed and dated “MOKH. ISHAK 2011” on lower right Watercolour on paper 23 x 29 cm
Condition Report: Signed and dated “MOKH. ISHAK 2011” on lower right
Notes: Beautifully done with watercolour on paper, Mokhtar Ishak explores the allure and essential physiognomies of the beautiful views that make Malaysian countryside – the ocean, abundant trees, the sunny atmosphere as well as the untouched serenity that comes with it. For Mokhtar Ishak, inspirations may come in various forms, it is the opulent, charming and picturesque landscapes of the East Coast fishing village to be specific. With precise brush strokes and vibrant colours with soft hues, he brings these sceneries to life, doing its natural exquisiteness justice. Mokhtar Ishak is a self-taught artist, the only education in art was an art course organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in 1973. His works are exhibited and showcased by the PETRONAS Gallery in Kuala Lumpur as well as Bank Negara in Langkawi.
Provenance: Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Dimensions: 23 x 29 cm
Artist or Maker: MOKHTAR ISHAK
Literature: Illustrated on page 39 of “EAST-COAST NATIVE” exhibition catalogue Published in 2011 by KL Lifestyle Art Space
Medium: Watercolour on paper