Lot 27 | Auction XXXIV


LOT 27


B. Singapore, 1939

Abstract, 1963

Signed “Seah Kim Joo” on lower right


63 x 89 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Canada

RM2,000 – RM5,000


Known as one of the first few advocates of traditional batik-painting, Seah Kim Joo illustrates a soft dreamy canvas this time. Set against a background that suggests at the cross between fantasy and reality, the crackling lines of the batik with haphazard dots and scatterings of faint whites provide the illusion of petals, and the entire piece simply speaks quiescence. Born in Singapore in the year 1939, Seah Kim Joo was raised in Terengganu, during which he was exposed to the process of traditional batik-making.