TEW NAI TONG
B. Selangor, 1936 – 2013
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.