Lot 28 | Auction XXXVII

 

 

LOT 28

POH SIEW WAH

B. Singapore, 1948

Singapore River, 1980s

Signed on lower left Artist’s biography on the verso

Watercolour on paper

54 x 37 cm

Provenance Private Collection, UK

RM 6,000 – RM 10,000

In Poh’s eyes, abstraction is the best means of conveying his emotions, paired with the unrestricted use of material and the spontaneous gesture seems much more direct than any kind of realistic art. In particular, his use of collage technique, revealed his interest in the links between material and experience. Poh’s early works were realistic watercolours and oils of Singapore scenes. His works embody an endearing quality to them, reflecting the quietude of nature and its beauty in his works. Poh’s major influence came from the works of Spanish artist Antoni Tàpies, who paved his personal artistic journ y and moulded Poh to foray into abstract art and free-form expression works of art in ink.