seprator

Lot 1 | Auction XIX

  • Home
  • Lot 1 | Auction XIX
seprator

LOT 1

AWANG DAMIT AHMAD
B. Sabah, 1956

Marista “Sisa Semusim”, 2001

Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

Mixed media on canvas

61 x 61 cm

Provenance
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 8,000 – RM 16,000

Even before one can discern what the subject truly is, this painting gives off the air of enigma, of something kept secret and hidden.

As the eyes roam around the canvas, the understanding that comes to mind is it is of a bed, a mink shawl or coat is tossed onto the bed of rumpled sheets and rumpled pillows. The duvet droops over to the vivid, red and black carpet where a blink-and-miss-it pearl earring lay forgotten on the floor. It immediately hints at a lovers’ rendezvous, a late night and sordid affair and a lovers’ meeting.

In a shadowy yet realistic way, the artist paints a piece that is able to create mood and tell a story without bringing in too many subjects, relaying the message with perception and technique.

© 2018 Mediate Communications Sdn Bhd