TAJUDDIN ISMAIL, DATO’
B. N. Sembilan, 1949
Interior With Cane Chair
Inscribed “124/150 Interior with Cane Chair Taj” with seal of the artist on bottom of paper
33 x 33 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,000 – RM 1,800
Any painting, as a matter of fact, rely on grids – the very core of form and space. There is the organic form of space that we see in nature, and the architectonic forms that we see in buildings, arrangements or even in the endoskeleton of a fish. This is the stand Tajuddin takes as he focused more on the urbane qualities rather than the naturalistic ones. During this time, he explores more ideas, in understanding architecture and design, apart from the natural world. With that, Tajuddin is definitely a trove of ideas. While some artists may choose to stick to a certain subject, he relentlessly searches for more ideas to create a brand new work of art.