LONG THIEN SHIH
B. Selangor, 1946
Spinning Series – Hybrid, 2016
Signed and dated “Thien Shih 2016” on lower right
Acrylic on canvas
49 x 51 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,800 – RM 3,500
This marvellous acrylic on canvas by Long Thien Shih resonates with vibrancy, liveliness and vivacity. It is done in a loud-on-loud and contrasting colours, featuring daring streaks, blocks and lines to handsomely frame the bold coloured orchid. It is a chaotic discourse between nature and man, and the emotions and thoughts that vary according to colour.
Long Thien Shih studied art in Atelier 17 and Atelier de Lithographic, Ecole Nationale Superlure des Beaux-Arts, both in Paris. Thereafter, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London. He has won awards such as the First Prize in the 1961 Young Malayan Artists Competition in Kuala Lumpur and the 1992 Prints Prize in Salon Malaysia and has produced many artworks, using various mediums.