LOT 15 | Auction XXXV


LOT 15


B. Perak, 1934

Kinta Series, 1970s

Inscribed in Chinese and signed “KamKCHOONG” with seal of the artist on lower left

Chinese ink and watercolour on paper

28 x 41 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 5,000 – RM 10,000


The Kinta series comprises Choong’s range of works in the 1960’s. He described it as a period of exploring, experiment and searching. He channeled his inspiration from art masters such as Chen Wen Hsi, Cheong Soo Pieng and Zao Wou-Ki to produce the series, working with oil, watercolour and Chinese ink via expressionistic art approach. It was a time in which he narrated a story of his childhood, depicting scenes of villages and tin mines in Perak. His choice of colours used for this series sets the nostalgic theme as he shares with his viewers a piece of his past.