Lot 5 | Auction XXI


B. Kuala Lumpur, 1955

Countryside of Melbourne, 2004

Signed and dated on lower left

Oil on canvas

94.5 x 91.5 cm            

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Illustrated on page 16 of “Utusan Kota Jumaat 2 April 2004” newspaper

Exhibited in the “RICHARD WONG Sojourn Solo Exhibition” at Art Salon Kuala Lumpur (April 7 – 21, 2004)

RM 28,000 – RM 35,000

Richard Wong is a Malaysian artist who indulges in memories and mindscapes.He is intuitive, spatial, onoverbal, simultaneous and perceptual. Most of his works encompass dreamy and lyrical landscapes, all based off his memories of his travels.

A well-travelled man, Richard chooses landscapes as the basis of his theme. The mindscapes are derived from the various components of the lands and forms of the sky, land and sea punctuated with mists, rocks and erosions which served to enrich the textural images. Employing oil and acrylics on canvas and equipped with brushes, pallete knives for various textural effects, Richard Wong concocted a variety of images that are a notion of poetry in motion.

Richard Wong was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the year 1955. He pursued Western Art at the Kuala Lumpur College of Arts, Malaysia Fine Arts Department from 1975 to 1978. In the year 2000, he was invited to the Internationale Cite des Arts, Paris (ICDA) for a one year research visit on modern western art and oil painting.