B. Kedah, 1947
Camping with the Family, 1986
Signed and dated “eng tay 86” on lower right
Acrylic on board
101 x 71 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Canada
RM 14,000 – RM 25,000
Eng Tay was born in 1947 in Kedah, West Malaysia. In 1968, he moved to New York City and studied at the Arts Student League, School of Visual Arts and Pratt Graphics Center. Here he studied graphic design, painting and printmaking. He worked in the graphic arts field until 1978, when he undertook several painting trips throughout South America and Indonesia. These trips formed a basis for the types of scenes and moments that became his subject matter – images of people playing music, family moments and interactions, market scenes and daily rituals. In Eng Tay’s typical manner, his depicts a family in the foreground, with multi-hued attires and their tents in a distance. The earthy, muted background provides prominence to the subject matters.