TAN BEE HIM
Acquired from Valentine Willie Fine Art Gallery label on the verso
28 x 37 x 41 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,200 – RM 2,500
Tan Bee Him graduated from the Malaysian Institute of Art in 1992 with a Diploma in Ceramic Art. Since her graduation, Bee Him has participated in many art exhibitions. Her career as a ceramic artist won her a Ceramic Award in 1997. In her first debut exhibition entitled Reflection, Bee Him showcased 56 pieces of her ceramic sculptures and acrylic paintings. Her ceramic pieces are finely crafted. Bee Him is known to experiment with the use of different throwing and firing techniques. Paying close attention to details, each piece is uniquely designed. They vary in shape, size, shade and texture. The ceramics from the Reflection series are an evolution of her earlier works, which are more daringly styled and cleverly shaped to give an impression of delicate beauty. The faceless figures with their expressive gestures that are hallmarks of her works are incorporated into some of the pieces. The use of colours gives the works a richer look and adds different moods to it.