Lot 38 | Auction XVII

LOT 38

(B. Perak, 1955)

Green Landscape, 2003

Signed and dated “PETER LIEW 2003” on lower left
Oil on canvas
49 x 99 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 10,000 – RM 14,000

Nature depicted in this piece is done in thick, heavy impastos – so thick and so real that it beckons the viewer to touch it, for it seems as if the painting is slowly coming out of the canvas. More often that not, many cannot resist the temptation to reach out and feel Peter Liew’s paintings.

His alfresco paintings have a realness feel to it, not only because of the rich and colourful impastos he assimilates them with, but also because he captures the depth of lighting, the contours and the atmosphere so well in this painting of a landscape.

The light is vibrant, mirroring the full-lighted peak of the sun. Peter placed himself at an opportune intersection, allowing himself to capture the scenery, the moment, and most especially the vivacity of the morning light.

Peter Liew obtained his Diploma from the Malaysian Institute of Art in 1979 and began lecuring there for twelve years before channeling his full concentration towards being a full-time artist. He is notably known for his scooped-up-and-spread thick impastos, often painting natural landscapes. Peter has his own ateliers in Penang and Kuala Lumpur.