B. Kuala Lumpur, 1946
Signed “Kwan Chin” on lower left
27 x 25.5 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Illustrated on page 14 in The Essence of Batik Kwan Chin exhibition book
RM 900 – RM 1,500
Malaysian batik master Kwan Chin is known for adding his own twist of Nanyang style to his works. In general, Kwan Chin’s paintings are filled with bright colours and exquisite use of contrasting tones. For a short period of time in his life, he worked as a commercial artist but soon turned to oil painting and then to batik, working as a professional artist. The artwork demonstrates Kwan Chin’s ability to encapsulate a group of farmers through geometric shapes. Similar to his other works, the extraordinary usage of sprawling broken lines to mimic batik art is what sets his paintings apart – a must-have piece in every art enthusiast’s collection.