B. Kelantan, 1934
East Coast Series
Acrylic on canvas
29.5 x 22.5 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
A familiar theme, the East Coast. Obtaining inspiration from his upbringing in Kelantan, this piece features a group of village folk clad in traditional rustic outfits Khalil utilises his skill in and complete study of the human figures to bring out movement while simultaneously using vibrant and contrasting colours to bring about richness to this piece.
Khalil Ibrahim graduated from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, United Kingdom in 1964. Thereafter, he became a full-time artist and has been so for fifty years now. He has held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works center around figures and are heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women.