TAY CHEE TOH
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.