Description: Harris Ribut is known for his overly plump women doing household chores or dancing merrily, and in this piece, he depicts a Malay couple dancing gracefully. Though their forms are distinctly voluminous, but there’s nimbleness and grace as these figures do not have elephant feet — on the contrary, their feet are small and pointed, to the point where they resemble a ballerina’s poise, specifically the seventh position.Harris started being a street artist and started learning painting at the Angkatan Pelukis SeMalaysia (APS) base. He worked as a paste-up artist in a publishing house. He then joined a Bahasa Malaysia daily as a graphic artist, then art director, and was even a reporter and a sub- editor. At one time, he had a pondok base at the artist’s colony in Conlay, under the Malaysian Handicraft Centre, Kuala Lumpur. His wife, Fauziah Ismail, also paints, but of exaggeratedly thin women.
Dimensions: 91cm x 91cm
Artist or Maker: HARRIS RIBUT
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Provenance: Private collection, Selangor
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