LYE YAU FATT
B. Kedah, 1950
Crossing the River, 1980s
Signed “Lye Yau Fatt’ on lower left
Mixed media on canvas
96 x 76 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Singapore
The women are donned in traditional clothing are together in the midst of nature, crossing a river and carrying water from it, where they are caught in a moment of peace and quiescence. Lye Yau Fatt’s artworks are always bedecked with rich and earth tones, creating a homey ambiance and mood, where viewers may find peace in. He never fails to evoke a feeling of familiarity and warmth, and security, in a way. His motifs always revolve around the rustics in a rural setting, with intricate designs running along his canvas, discernible if seen closely. Lye Yau Fatt was born in Kedah in 1950, he studied printmaking in New York. He held his first solo exhibition in 1979 at the Sum Art Gallery and has then gone on to win the Open Art Sculpture Award, the Mala sian Watercolour Society Award in 1987 and the PNB Watercolour Landscape Award.