Lot 19 | 3 October 2021



LOT 19


B. Selangor, 1963

Non-Botanical Series, 2020

Signed and dated ”Jai 2020” on lower right

Watercolour on paper

40 x 30 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 900 – RM 1,800

Entitled Non-Species Botanical, 2020, this brilliant work departs from Jai’s usual renditions while still preserving his use of vibrant colours. Demure in characteristic, this piece almost looks like the artist’s rendition of a botanical illustration. Against a white paper, Jai depicts a species of otherworldly plant using a transition of hues, from a vibrant red covering its stem to an orange-yellow and finally a greenish- blue representing the bulbs. This seamless work grabs the attention of its viewer for its peculiarity and distinctiveness.