Lot 38 | Auction XXXI

LOT 38

LOT 38


B. Indonesia, 1975

Celebration, 2016

Signed and dated “Chap KELVIN 2016” on lower right. Signed and dated on the reverse. Artist, title, date, medium and dimension inscribed on the reverse

Mixed media on canvas

131 x 131 cm


Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,500 – RM 7,000


Kelvin Chap has an an intense fascination for the Borneo tribal culture and symbolisms, which are always present in all his artworks. Even in Celebration he incorporates a clash of fluorescent colours. His works often depict a social commentary; the overlapping of tradition and culture with modernisation, of how they clash, and the portrayal of a society that is too eager to accept urbanisation, so much so that the lines are blurred and almost obscure the original culture identity.