Lot 38 | 29 May 2022



LOT 38


B. Selangor, 1936 – 2013

Marketing, 2012

Signed “Nai Tong” on lower left

Oil on canvas

91 x 61 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 12,000 – RM 16,000

Illustrated here is a combination of Tew Nai Tong’s hallmarks in his artworks. Said hallmarks include females in rural settings, scenes from the everyday trade and agricultural activities and depictions of the simple life. The artist had an exemplary way of perceiving the simple life, enriching the visualisation of villages through his profound, vibrant paintings. The coarseness of colour and texture in his paintings also bring the mind to the countryside, and Tew Nai Tong’s affection for the countryside is palpable. This piece captures blissful quiescence and peace, and tells of life led with simplicity and being close to the community and nature.