LYE YAU FATT
B. Kedah, 1950
Signed and dated on lower left
Mixed media on canvas
80 x 63 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Known for his use of warm, earthy tones and deriving inspiration from mundane and monotonous settings in life, he draws on paper a private moment between a mother and her daughter. These two women are rested side by side in the midst of nature, perhaps a garden, caught in a moment of serenity and respite. Lye Yau Fatt has always been able to capture the bond between blood and nature, emulating it flawlessly on paper. The tranquility of the mood is palpable and infectious, as viewers are able to grasp the mood that the artist portrays in this piece.
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.