Lot 33 | Auction XVIII

LOT 33


B. Penang, 1970

Resonance 12, 2015

Signed and dated “Lai Wai, 15” on lower right

Acrylic on paper
30 x 45.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,000 – RM 3,000

Soon Lai Wai rose to prominence due to his beautiful depictions of the ever-pure lotus flowers teeming with life, surrounded by lush tropics and nature. However, this new series sees the artist moving towards a more abstract mind frame.

When the artist was asked about this abrupt change, he responded, This new series is an attempt to reflect my current state of mind – peace. To see the water and its reflection. To remind me that we should always look back at ourselves and inner soul. The answer always in ourselves.”