Lot 25 | 28 November 2021



LOT 25


B. Singapore, 1939

Under The Shade

Signed “Bak Koi” on left

Watercolour and gouche

66 x 66 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 9,000 – RM 16,000

Tay’s paintings are adorned with neutral colours, complemented by complexity and richness both in texture and form, which far surpass those of his earlier paintings. His works embody a dreamlike quality, often blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, emitting a sense of tranquillity, and even timelessness. As portrayed in this watercolour and gouache on paper piece, there’s a sense of tranquility that surrounds this work. This artwork is something one dreams of, depicting a small village set among nature, with undulating hills as its backdrop and a mammoth tree overshadowing the village.