Lot 20 | Auction XVIII

LOT 20


B. Kedah, 1947

Loving Couple, 1990s

Signed on verso

Oil on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 10,000 – RM 13,000

Eng Tay was born in 1947 in Kedah, West Malaysia. In 1968, he moved to New York City and studied at the Arts Student League, School of Visual Arts and Pratt Graphics Center. Here he studied graphic design, painting and printmaking. After two years of travelling and painting throughout South America and Asia, he settled in New York. Eng Tay still lives in New York City and travels extensively. He continues to paint, sculpt and make etchings at his TriBeCa studio.

Eng Tay brings a universal quality, combined with personal myth into his works, and has evolved a narrative style that is lyrical, nostalgic, mysterious and exotic. He has found a way to reveal the harmony of life through the images of his memory. Since his goal is to create simple poetry, his are not ornate or pretentious but a poetic language that is freely accessible and readily learned, leaving a lasting impression of people in action and poetry in motion.