Lot 28 | Auction XXXIII


LOT 28


B. Kedah, 1950

Shell and Flowers, 2018

Signed and dated “Lye Yau Fatt 2018” on lower left

Acrylic on canvas

61 x 56 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,000 – RM 6,000


Lye Yau Fatt is known for his use of warm, earthy tones and deriving inspiration from mundane and monotonous settings in life. This piece is another great example of the many subjects he’s set upon for his masterpiece. Though ordinary, yet he is meticulous with work’s details and depicts as close to reality as possible but still retain his identity with the earthy quality in his art.

Born in Kedah in 1950, he studied printmaking in New York. He held his first solo exhibition in 1979 at the Sum Art Gallery and has then gone on to win the Open Art Sculpture Award, the Malaysian Watercolour Society Award in 1987 and the PNB Watercolour Landscape Award.