Lot 47 | Auction XXXIV


LOT 47


B. Melaka, 1968

Innocence & Company, 1993

Signed and dated “93 Tai Suk Hian” on lower edge Signed and dated “Suk Hian 1993” on lower edge

Oil on canvas

78 x 71

45 x 40 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM2,500 – RM5,000


Tai Suk Hian was born in Malaysia and studied fine art at the College of Art & Design in Chelsea. Her subject matter and style are influenced by the place where she was born, Melaka. It is a colonial melting pot in which Portuguese, Chinese, Indian, Baba-Nyonya and Malay cultural strands intertwine, creating an intensely rich and colourful background. The colour she uses and the scenes she portrays are all derived from the way she lived and the surroundings she was brought up in as a child.