Lot 11 | Auction XXII

LOT 11

B. N. Sembilan, 1967

Window Series “Twittering of Bird III”, 2013

Signed and dated “Cheng Thak Lui ‘13” on lower middle

Hong Creative Space labels affixed to the reverse

Oil on linen

35.5 cm (Diameter)

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Exhibited at Circles: Nostalgia and Collective Memory, Solo Art Exhibition by Lui Cheng Thak in 2014

RM 4,000 – RM 7,000

“Filled with history and heritage.”

With his works mostly revolving around historical buildings, structures and street life around Malaysia, Lui Cheng Thak is said to capture history in his artworks.

With strong contrasts of colours and tones, the medium of oil allows him to have more control over the different textures and thickness in his paintings, making them have that superb three-dimensional effect. He reminisces, and this evidently manifests in his paintings. The artist’s impression of a kampungstyle house in Malaysia can be felt if not seen through his subdued yet energetic palette of colours, resulting in this dazzling piece. Lui Cheng Thak was a student at the Kuala Lumpur College of Art, and obtained his Diploma in 1989.