CHIEU SHUEY FOOK
Resting Cow, 1970s
Signed “Chieu S F” on lower right
39 x 47 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 5,000 – RM 12,000
Born 1934 in Singapore and graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in 1953, his first major award was 1st prize for his metal relief “Water House” in Instant Asia Art Competition (1970) and subsequently won two Citation Awards for “Demon Fish” in New York, USA and selected by ITT for their worldwide advertising campaigns. Some of his major art commissions include metal relief murals for a fleet of 20 Singapore Airlines Boeing 747s, copper enamel mural at NOL (1983), copper enamel frieze at Orchard MRT Station (1987), 20 metal relief pieces for APEC Summit 2009, Coin Global Sculpture for Singapore Community Chest (1989) and painted multi-coloured design on a car under Singapore Auto Engineering for its charity drive (1990). He also won first prizes in abstract painting in competitions organised by NAFA Alumni Association (2009) and Singapore Art Society (2013). Chieu held many solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions since 1965 throughout the world. ‘Resting Cow’, a batik piece, illustrates exactly as its title suggests, portraying a farmer and his cow, taking a break and seeking refuge from the blazing sun under a tree.