Lot 40| Auction XIX

LOT 40

B. Kedah, 1945

Countryside, 2010

Signed and dated “Seng Choo 10” on lower right

Oil on canvas

55 x 75 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kedah

RM 6,000 – RM 10,000

The quiet radiance and glow to Keng Seng Choo is one of the reasons why his paintings are striking and stunning. These elongated women with distinctive lips and pointed chins share a peaceful, intimate moment with the audience as the viewer chances upon a countryside scenery, filled with working villagers and their cattle. The contrasting of light and dark colours and texture boast a smooth finish, a show of Keng Seng Choo’s flair for shading and eye for intricate details, capturing the
countryside charm.

Born in Kedah in 1945, Keng Seng Choo was educated at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. He participated various art exhibitions in Malaysia and Singapore and was also the recipient for the silver medal at The New York International Art Show and the first prize at Pastel in Malaysia competition in 1988.