Lot 26 | Auction XXXII

LOT 26

LOT 26


B. China, 1917 – 1983

Fishing Village, 1960

Signed and dated “Soo Pieng 60” and inscribed with seal on lower left

Chinese Ink and watercolour on paper

94.5 x 43.5 cm


Private Collection, Singapore

SOLD RM 78,400


An incessant innovator who never settle for an established style, Cheong Soo Pieng holds an array of works ranging of many art styles, series and mediums under his repertoire. Even in Fishing Village, he reflects a unique and very distinguished reconfiguration of a wondrous fishing village, incorporating brush strokes that leaves viewers’ feeling captivated and intrigued through his view.

In lieu of painting realistic shapes and sceneries that people are so used to seeing, Soo Pieng preferred to depict them based on how he personally viewed the subjects. “Ane tu xi ane”, Soo Pieng reminded his students time and time again. It means ‘this is how things are’. It was his way of saying that one should always look at things in your own, unique way.