B. Kelantan, 1939
Village in Tumpat, 2011
Signed and dated “MOKH. ISHAK 2011” on lower right
Watercolour on paper
11.5 x 14.5 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Illustrated on page 43 of “EAST-COAST NATIVE” exhibition catalogue
Published in 2011 by KL Lifestyle Art Space
Mokhtar Ishak’s paintings are mainly of rural landscapes, seascapes and portraits.
This piece, depicting the rustic settings of the East Coast of Malaysia, where he was born, shows clearly the beauty that is the way of life and the scenery there. 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 brought on by an art course organized 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.