Lot 14 | Auction XXXVIIII




Lot 14


B. Kuala Lumpur, 1946

Playing with Birds, 2012

Signed “Kwan Chin” on lower right


40.5 x 51 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Illustrated on page 35 in The Essence of Batik Kwan Chin exhibition book published by KL Lifestyle for the 2013 exhibition held at KL Lifestyle Art Space in Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,500 – RM 5,000

Kwan Chin is a Malaysian batik master who adds his own twist of Nanyang style to his works. In general, Kwan Chin’s paintings are filled with bright colours and exquisite use of contrasting tones. For a short period of time in his life, he worked as a commercial artist but soon turned to oil painting and then to batik, working as a professional artist. The artwork demonstrates Kwan Chin’s ability to encapsulate a family playing with a bird, presented in notable geometric shapes, vivid colours and brilliant patterns. Similar to his other works, the extraordinary usage of sprawling broken lines to mimic batik art is what sets Kwan Chin’s paintings apart – making it one needed in every art enthusiast’s collection.