Lot 12 | 20 February 2022



LOT 12


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.