B. Johor, 1939
Postoral Ode to Malaysia’s Rice Field and Farmer Hand, 2004
Signed and dated “Eric Peris, 2004” on lower right
Hand coloured on paper
17 x 21.5 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,500 – 2,500
Born in 1939, prolific photographer, Eris Peris is of Sri Lankan descent and known for establishing modern photography as a recognised art form in Malaysia. Eric’s works became the Malaysian photographic classic, simultaneously establishing the benchmark for other photographers to emulate. He was a photojournalist since 1969 when he joined a magazine called Fanfare and retired as Photo Editor of The New Straits Times (1991-1995). He has held more than 33 solo exhibitions since Through The Windows And Doorways in 1982. His book Images Of Gitanjali, a photographic interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore’s prize-winning literary work is as much a collector’s item as the photography tribute. He studied Physics (Nuclear Physics and Cosmology) at the Singapore University from 1963 to 1969. His parents were also both artists. His Paris-trained father, O. Don Peris (1893-1975), served as royal artist in the Johor court of Sultan Sir Ibrahim.