LYE YAU FATT
B. Kedah, 1950
Bird Cage and a Jar, 2016
Signed and dated on lower left
Signed and inscribed “LYE YAU FATT 2016” on the verso
Mixed media on canvas
79 x 95 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 9,000 – RM 12,000
Lye Yau Fatt was 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.
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, 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.