Lot 31 | Auction XXI

LOT 31

Lye Yau Fatt
B. Kedah, 1950


Signed on lower left

Mixed media on canvas

95 x 75 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 12,000 – RM 22,000

Known for his use of warm, earthy tones and deriving inspiration from mundane and monotonous settings in life, he draws on canvas a private moment between a five women. These women are rested side by side in the midst of nature, perhaps a garden, caught in a moment of serenity and respite, as a birdcage hangs on the tree not far from them. Lye Yau Fatt has always been able to capture the bond between man and nature, emulating it flawlessly on canvas. 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.