Lot 14 | Auction XVI

LOT 14

(B. Penang, 1944)

Abstract, Undated

Signed “S.TENG” on lower left
88 x 57 cm

Private Collection, Canada

AVAILABLE – RM 6,000 – RM 8,000

Known for his excellent technique in working with the batik medium, Chuah Siew Teng is a veteran in the Malaysian art scene, bringing with him a vast range of experience. Siew Teng has a reputation of a brilliant artist in this segment where he is one of the most celebrated Malaysian artists today.

He is the critically acclaimed and award-winning eldest son of Chuah Thean Teng and has also had his works shown in international exhibitions. Siew Teng has won many art awards even before obtaining a formal art education at the Ravensburne College of Art and City & Guild Art School in England in 1965. His art focuses more on a modernist interpretation of Malaysian culture.

He lived abroad for some time, mainly in England. In 1975 he lectured and taught batik art in Australia. Although his batik works have been described as “beyond boundaries”, Siew Teng declares that his true forte lies in Oil Painting. The devoted son is currently in the midst of writing a detailed biography of his father.