Lot 29 | 5 March 2023



LOT 29


B. Johor, 1941

Resting 2, 1970

Signed and dated “Chee Toh 70” in chinese characters on lower left


49 x 75 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 8,000 – 18,000

Painter, sculptor and Cultural Medallion recipient Tay Chee Toh has been creating art for almost half a century. Tay’s artistic practices are driven by his consistent quest to challenge himself and to advance fresh forms of artistic expressions. Tay’s artistic prowess is evident in this body of work. Here, dark, vivid colours are employed throughout the batik work, and in Tay’s manner, he illustrates two subjects adorned in the traditional sarong and top resting. Seeking solace, they rest on a tikar and use an umbrella to create a shade from the sun. The subjects are portrayed in a unique juxtaposition of reality and fantasy.