Lot 27

LOT 27

(B. Penang, 1930-2010)

Street Scene , 1999

Signed and dated “CHOON GHEE 1999” on lower right
Watercolour on paper
36.5 x 20 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 6,160

“Watercolor is a medium that can be as demanding and temperamental as those who choose to paint with it. But it is a colorful and exciting medium all the same – well suited to describing the many moods of the subject, as well as those of the artist wielding the brush.” – Jean Burman

Tan Choon Ghee’s time studying overseas opened his eyes to the beauty that surrounded him – as seen in this piece. “I record them all in my sketchbooks with whatever comes to hand — pencil, charcoal, ink, anything,” he had said. This piece is a testament to that – spontaneous, candid and beautiful.