Lot 29 | Auction XXXVII



LOT 29


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.