B. Perak, 1961
Two Storks, 1997
Signed and dated “Shafurdin Habib 97” on lower right
Oil on canvas
122 x 92 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Sarawak
RM9,000 – 12,000
Shafurdin Habib was born in Kampung Basong, Perak, in 1961. A hobby he had as a boy, which was drawing in all his exercise book, turned into something big as he developed a real passion for art. Many of his influences are derived from Khalil Ibrahim, whom he befriended after he moved to Kuala Lumpur to pursue art. Straying away from his usual subject that is landscape, this painting is refreshing and draws attention to two white storks perching on a tree branch. As usual, skilled in detailing his subjects, Shafurdin captures minute details of these beautiful birds.