Lot 52

LOT 52

(B. Selangor, 1968)

Transform Series 7, 2014

Signed and dated “Lim Ah Cheng 14” on lower right
Signed, titled and dated on verso
Oil on canvas
91 x 183 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 11,200

Horses – the Romans, Macedonians, Persians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chinese and Indians have depicted them in their art many, many times. Expressionistic painter Lim Ah Cheng considers horses as his muse, as they are a symbol of grace and power as well as loyal companions. Depicting them in their untamed, dramatic glory as in this piece, there is a haze around these horses as they gallop at a blurring speed. “Horses appeal to me because of their strength and beauty, their speed and movement. They have been a longstanding subject in Chinese painting, and I’ve had many years of traditional Chinese ink training, whereby brushstrokes can express galloping horses and a lot of movement.”