LOT 14 | Auction XXXV

LOT 14


B. China, 1948

Lotus Series

Signed on lower right

Inscribed “296/500, 270/500, 475/500 on lower edge of paper

Silkscreen print

26.7 x 40.5 cm x 3 artworks

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,000 – RM 7,000


Lee Kian Seng is a self-trained multimedia artist. At the age of eighteen, he held his first solo exhibition, and has had twenty-one since then. Some of his international exhibitions include the First Triennale-India, the X Bienal de São Paulo and the World Exposition 1970 in Osaka. He also represented Malaysia at the Third ASEAN Square Sculpture Symposium in Indonesia in 1984. He has won many national art awards and works in various media including lithography, etching, silkscreen and batik. His exploration, innovation and creativity with the dye and resist technique won him a Tokyo Creation Award (Overseas Prize) in 1993. The Lotus series, as its title suggests, features three works on silkscreen print. These works however, while sharing the same subject, differ in terms of colour and the form of the lotus flower. It’s simple, yet captivating.