Lot 26 | 6 September 2020



LOT 26


B. Singapore, 1939 – 2005

Village in the Hills, 1970s

Signed “Bak Koi” on lower right

Gouache on paper

60 cm diameter

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 12,000 – RM 20,000

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 gouache on paper piece, there’s a sense of tranquility that surrounds this work. This circular artwork is something one dreams of, depicting a small village set among nature, with undulating hills as its backdrop and a small river is seen near the village, with a raft docked at the bank