Lot 45 | 20 February 2022




LOT 45


B. Kelantan, 1945

Feeding Cockerel, 1990’s

Signed “S.keng” on lower right


89.5 x 45 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 6,500 – 12,000

Known as one of Malaysia’s leading artists, Chuah Seow Keng is popular for his batik and watercolour paintings. Born in 1945 in Kelantan, Malaysia, Seow Keng now makes his home in Penang. In 1968 he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Suddeutsche Kunststoff-Zentrum in Wurzburg, Germany. Seow Keng was exposed to the art of batik painting by his father, the renowned artist Chuah Thean Teng, who pioneered batik painting as a fine art form. In this painting, Seow Keng displays his skills in batik as splashes of bright red colour form a veil against three ladies and two cockerels.