Lot 35 | Auction XXXVIII



Lot 35


B. Selangor, 1946

Pulau Ketam, 1964

Signed and dated “Thien Shih 64” on lower left

Oil on board

40 x 58 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 4,800 – RM 9,000

Something so straightforward and uncomplicated such as this Pulau Ketam painting is positively packed with aesthetic value. These explorations of colours, contours, crevices and shapes that make the small boat as the main focus, and the artist himself translates the admiration for these forms onto paper. It is a quiet, serene admiration as well as the artist’s insight and knowledge of his subject.

Long Thien Shih studied art in Atelier 17 and Atelier de Lithographic, Ecole Nationale Superlure des Beaux- Arts, both in Paris. Thereafter, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London. He has won awards such as the First Prize in the 1961 Young Malayan Artists Competition in Kuala Lumpur and the 1992 Prints Prize in Salon Malaysia and has p works, using various mediums.