Thursday, 19 February 2009

Al Fatiha: Artist Datuk Ibrahim Hussein dies of heart attack

One of Malaysia's finest artists, Datuk Ibrahim Hussein (picutre right), passed away early today aged 72.

Ib, as he was affectionately known, was buried at the Bukit Kiara cemetery this afternoon.

He leaves behind Sim, his wife and soul-mate of 35 years, and daughter Alia, 30.

The widely-recognised artist is perhaps better known outside Malaysia, with one international critic describing his abstract work as “futuristic and it is through a distinctive ordering of lines that he expresses differing complexities of form and dimensions.”

Ib used a medium he called “‘printage”’ - a mixture of printing and collage.

He was also founder of the Ibrahim Hussein Museum and Cultural Foundation in Langkawi.

More on Allahyarham; here

Semoga rohnya dirahmati Allah SWT. Amiin.

Picture: Taken from 3540 Jalan Sudin (without permission)


The Humbled Servant said...

Al fateha.

May he rest in Peace.


SimpleEasy said...

Known Datuk.. a very humble and kind man... Many people will miss him. A great lost to our country!

May Dato be rest in peace..