Lot 14 | Auction XXV

LOT 14

B. Indonesia, 1975

Waterfall, 2015

Signed and dated “Chap KELVIN 2015” on lower right
Artist, title, date, medium and dimensions inscribed on the reverse

Mixed media on canvas

131 x 131 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,000 – RM 5,000


Kelvin Chap grew up in Sabah, despite having been born in Indonesia. There, he developed an intense fascination for the Borneo tribal culture and symbolisms, which are always present in all his artworks. The masks, totem poles and everything iconic from Borneo is present in this artwork, in muted browns.

Kelvin Chap Kok Leong graduated from the Malaysian Institute of Fine Art in 1994, after majoring in print-making. He has won many art competitions such as the Pilihan Negeri Sabah 1993, 1994, 1995 and the Philip Morris Art Award Honourable mention in 1995.