B. Kuala Lumpur, 1946
Signed “Kwan Chin” on lower right
65 x 48 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 3,000 – RM 7,000
In calmer, soothing tones of orange and yellow, Kwan Chin, who has a penchant for portraying the mundane kampung life captures the tranquil life of villagers engrossed in sewing and clad in traditional attire. With lovely colours and convoluted details, the artist portrays the antics of the rural life using batik and his talent.
Born in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur in 1946, Kwan Chin attended the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in Singapore during which he learned how to use traditional art materials. Shortly thereafter, he delved into the world of advertising but once he was introduced to batik, it instantly changed his career path. His batik pieces are rich in colour and his work is known around the world, having been exhibited in London and Miami.