LYE YAU FATT
B. Kedah, 1950
Asparagus and Tomato, 1992
Signed, titled and dated on lower paper edge of paper
15 x 22 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,000 – RM 3,000
Taking a different turn from his usual drybrush watercolours of homely scenes featuring shophouses or backlanes, artist Lye Yau Fatt creates a simple masterpiece. Despite the simplicity of the subject matter, all the colours and shapes work harmoniously together, unified and pleasing to the eye. It was in 1986 that Lye Yau Fatt took printmaking workshop in the US. Known for his intricate mezzotint prints, he produced prints on his custom-made etching press.