Lot 32 | 5 March 2023



LOT 32


B. Singapore, 1938

Market Scene, 2005

Signed Koh on lower right. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist

Oil on canvas

50 x 60 cm

Private Collection, USA

RM 8,000 – 12,000

Born in 1938, Koeh Sia Yong is a second-generation Singaporean artist who has dedicated his life to creating spectacular art capturing his environment and its occupants. An acclaimed artist, Koeh’s works are highly sought after by collectors, including the Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, UOB and Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. Nanyang Academy of Fine Art graduate Koeh was a key member of the now-defunct Equator Society, whose members promoted social realism in Singapore and often produced work that drew attention to the everyday conditions of the working class and the poor. Koeh has been an illustrator and artist for over 50 years. Known for his unique artistic style and excellent painting techniques, he is one of Singapore’s most outstanding artists today. His work is widely exhibited, and he is involved in the commercial development of art through magazines, art catalogues and political cartoons. The artist is most known for his oil painting depictions of rich culture scenes of Southeast Asia through bold and unrestrained brushstrokes.