Lot 38 | 28 August 2022




LOT 38


B. Kedah, 1947

Rhyme and Reason, 1985

Signed, dated, and titled “Eng Tay 1985 Rhyme and Reason” below painting

Etching on paper (Edition No.15/150)

55 x 69 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 2,000 – RM 5,000

Eng Tay was born in 1947 in Kedah and moved to New York City in 1968 to study at the Arts Student League, School of Visual Arts and Pratt Graphics Center, where he studied graphic design, painting and printmaking. He worked in the graphic arts field until 1978, when he undertook several painting trips throughout South America and Indonesia. These trips formed a basis for the types of scenes and moments that became his subject matter – images of people playing music, family moments and interactions, market scenes and daily rituals. He has found a way to reveal the harmony of life through the images of his memory.