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Latif Maulan - An artist on a voyage of self discovery By Gerry Long

Latif Maulan - An artist on a voyage of self discovery  By Gerry Long B orn in 1974 in the state of Pahang, Malaysia, in the quiet village of Lebu, Latif's early childhood was spent with his family in their bamboo house near a small river. Those early years invoked in him a great love of nature, particularly the Jungle and river where he spent so many happy hours with his family and friends. It was with the help of two of his sisters that he initially commenced to draw, and not surprisingly his  first drawings reflected his love of the landscape that surrounded him. He started Primary school in 1981 studying at Skolah Menengah Kebangsaan, Lebu and then continued his education at Skolah Menengah Kebangsaan, Bentong.  Although initially in the Science stream, his keen interest in art soon prompted him to transfer to the Art stream. He finished high school in 1991, but due to financial constraints, had to forgo further studies at university level. Then followed a somewh

Open For Business

Open For Business

Artists: Latif Maulan
Title: Open for business
Size: 28" x 33"
Medium: Oil painting on canvas
Collection of Dato Wan Khairul, Kuala Lumpur
RM 6000.00
2006© All Right Reserved

OPEN FOR BUSINESS where the facade of a motor workshop is clearly visible. But what catches our eye is not anythings connected to the business at hand. Rather our attention is drawn to the partially hidden couple holding hands ( whether innocent and illicit). The fact that the image is so remote from what we would expect of a workshop seems to suggest that all is not quite above board.


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