LUI CHENG THAK
(B. N. Sembilan, 1967)
Jalan Hang Kasturi, Malacca, 2008
Signed and dated “Cheng Thak Lui 2008” on middle bottom
Oil on canvas
107 x 107 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
SOLD – RM 13,440
“Filled with history and heritage.”
With his works mostly revolving around historical buildings, structures and street life around Malaysia, Lui Chek Thak is said to capture history in his artworks. This time, it is Malacca’s Jalan Hang Kasturi.
With strong contrasts of colours and tones, the medium of oil allows him to have more control over the different textures and thickness in his paintings, making them have that superb three-dimensional effect. He reminisces, and this evidently manifests in his paintings. The artist’s impression of a sunny day in Malaysia can be felt if not seen through his subdued yet energetic palette of colours, resulting in this dazzling piece. Lui Cheng Thak was a student at the Kuala Lumpur College of Art, and obtained his Diploma in 1989.