LONG THIEN SHIH
B. Selangor, 1946
Wayang Kulit, 2020
Signed “Thien Shih 2020” on lower left
Acrylic on canvas
46 x 36 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 800 – RM 1,500
Something so straightforward and uncomplicated such as this Wayang Kulit painting is positively packed with aesthetic value. Inspired by the wayang kulit, these explorations of colours, contours, crevices and shapes are fluid, interspersed with each other and visually appealing. It is a vibrant, serene admiration as well as the artist’s insight and knowledge of his subject.
Long Thien Shih studied art in Atelier 17 and Atelier de Lithographic, Ecole Nationale Superlure des Beaux- Arts, both in Paris. Thereafter, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London. He has won awards such as the First Prize in the 1961 Young Malayan Artists Competition in Kuala Lumpur and the 1992 Prints Prize in Salon Malaysia and has produced many artworks, using various mediums.