CHEAH YEW SAIK
B. Kedah, 1939
Mountain Symphony, 2004
Signed and dated “yewsaik2004” on lower right
Oil on canvas
50 x 60 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Sarawak
RM 6,000 – RM 10,000
A full-time artist who devotes his days to producing works of various mediums, from paintings to ceramic and print, Cheah Yew Saik was born in 1939 in Sungai Petani, Kedah. He graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1961 and continued his studies in the UK at Stoke-on-Trent College of Art. He returned to Malaysia and became an art teacher at the Han Chiang Art School in Penang, before founding the Kuala Lumpur College of Art. He has held solo exhibitions in Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as participated in numerous group exhibitions held across the globe.
This serene oil painting has a predominantly blue palette used to depict a majestic mountain range slightly veiled by mist. The calm setting makes for a momentary escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, as viewers are invited to transport themselves to a quiet moun ainside surrounded by blissful silence and fresh air.