Lot 30 | 5 March 2023



LOT 30


B. Singapore, 1939

Dayak Girl, 1970’s

Signed Seah Kim Joo on lower left


63.5 x 45.5 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 3,500 – 7,000

Seah Kim Joo was introduced to the process of traditional batik-making very early in his career as an artist through the environment of his hometown. In the 1950s, when the Penang- based artist Chuah Thean Teng first pioneered painting using the batik medium, Seah Kim Joo was then drawn even more into batik painting. This made Seah a passionate follower of the late Chuah and his works, since the manifestation of contemporary themes in a traditional medium was regarded as a direct expression of Nanyang regionalism. His work entitled ‘Dayak’ uses soothing tones of the sun, accompanied by highlights of nature as two-dimensional shapes overlay and fade into one another when met.