Lot 48 | 20 February 2022




LOT 48


B. Kuala Lumpur, 1946


Signed “Kwan Chin” on lower left


74.5 x 27 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,500 – 5,500

Kwan Chin was born in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur in 1946 and attended the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in Singapore where he learned to use traditional art materials. Soon after, he decided to enter the world of advertising but instantly changed his career path after being introduced to the medium of batik, which is a popular art and craft skill in West Malaysia. His batik works are rich in colour and are widely known around the world, having been exhibited in London and Miami. This particular piece shows Kwan Chin creatively capturing the scene of a group of village folk adorning short, vibrant sarongs about their daily antics, with one balancing pails on her shoulder.