Lot 28 | 28 November 2021



LOT 28


B. Johor, 1941

Abstract, 1960

Signed and dated “Chee Toh 60” on lower right

Oil on board

67 x 46 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 5,000 – RM 12,000

Tay’s artistic practice has seen various experimentation in choice of media and modes of visual expression. He played a role in establishing the Modern Art Society and paved the way in figuration and abstraction. The artist’s output, while embodying formal sensibilities, reveals surreal expressions with a derivation in fantasy. Tay Chee Toh was born in Johor, in 1941. He is a diverse figurative and abstract artist, whose artworks span from paintings to sculptures and prints, ranging over different mediums and styles. The artist received great recognition in 1985 when he was awarded the highly-coveted, Cultural Medallion. He also went on to win the second and first prizes in the United Overseas Bank (UOB) Painting of the Year competition in 1982 and 1985 respectively.