Lot 40 | 12 July 2020



LOT 40


B. Pahang, 1970

Past Present II

Inscribed “8/20” and titled “Past Present II” on lower edge of paper
Signed and dated “Jansen ‘96” on lower right

Print on paper (Edition 8/20)

29 x 47 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,800 – RM 3,500

Jansen Chow was born in Kuantan, Pahang in 1970. Known as a watercolourist extraordinaire, he is the only Asian artist to be known for his skill and mastery in watercolour, resulting in five Signature Membership Awards with five different associations for watercolouring; one in Canada and four in the US. Chow graduated from Kuala Lumpur College of Art in 1991 and furthered his studies in the Art Students League of New York from 1994 to 1996. This painting depicts as its moniker suggests, a black and white rendition of somewhat similar buildings with people flocking around, comparing the past and present.