TAN CHOON GHEE
(B. Penang, 1930-2010)
Penang Street Scene, 1985
Signed and dated “CHOON GHEE 1985” on lower left
Watercolour on paper
32 x 22.5 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
SOLD – RM 7,840
Tan Choon Ghee has always been inspired by and passionate about the streets of old Penang – its buildings, the shops, trishaws and even the landscapes. A masterful artist of plein-air, Tan Choon Ghee is famous for his watercolour depictions of Penang Streetscenes.
This artwork is truly unique, as it is full of freedom, spontaneity and a little bit of wistfulness but all of those moods come together to form a full, unified piece. The artist paints using the watercolour medium, using its fluidity to better express his connection with that certain place.