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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


Born 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 somewhat chaotic period…

The Broken Dreams

Title: The Broken Dreams
Medium: Oil Painting On Canvas
Size: 183 cm x 188 cm
Year: 2011

RM 15 000.00

ART DESCRIPTION

The parallel of Romeo and Juliet with a twist. A tragic end of a youth whose life was shackled by his dictatorial parents even to the extent of forbidding the lad of choosing his own life partner. This situation has affected the youth emotionally and as fate has it he had some miscalculation that led to a fatal road accident that literally cracked his skull.

This could have been avoided had the parents be a bit more liberal rather than being too conservative, a minority in our mids.


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