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Mimpi Taman Hati (Dream of a Heartfelt Garden)


Acrylic, Pastel on canvas
200 x 200cm

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Dream, Garden, Heart are 3 words that form the title of this work. Again, Ibrahim, a lover of nature intentionally creates a work that encapsulates his emotions. The delicate yet brisk brush strokes burst forth with quiet energy that ignites a passion for all things worldly.

About the Artist

Since receiving his fine arts degree, Ibrahim’s approach to painting has been rooted in characteristics of abstract expressionism—a visual language shared among many of his pupils such as the prolific Minang artists, Yunizar, Handiwirman Saputra, Yusra Martunus, and Zulkarnaini. Ibrahim’s method of painting is founded on an acute awareness of feeling; emotions experienced day-to-day, at home or at work, are integral to his creative decision-making. For Ibrahim, allowing emotions to direct his artistic approach is the most effective way to articulate both his inner and external self. Inspired by the works of abstract-expressionist pioneers Willem de Kooning (b.1904) and Jackson Pollock (b. 1912), Ibrahim pursues a creative process grounded in visceral instinct and spontaneity.

Ibrahim will be presenting his works at Gajah Gallery.