LONG THIEN SHIH
(B. Selangor, 1946)
Penang Road, 2012
Signed, titled and dated “Thien Shih Penang Road 8-8-2012” on lower right
Ink and colour on paper
26 x 36 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
SOLD – RM 1,680
This marvelous ink and colour on paper by Long Thien Shih illustrates a scenery of a road in Penang. It is a scene familiar to Malaysian eyes, but never before has something so common be captured in an artistic way. This piece also gives off an aura of nostalgia and despite being so simple and sweet, it is priceless at the same time.
Long Thien Shih studied art in Atelier 17 and Atelier de Lithographic, Ecole Nationale Superlure des Beaux-Arts, both in Paris. Thereafter, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London. He has won awards such as the First Prize in the 1961 Young Malayan Artists Competition in Kuala Lumpur and the 1992 Prints Prize in Salon Malaysia and has produced many artworks, using various mediums.