Lot 53 | 3 October 2021




LOT 53


B. Kedah, 1939

Couple in Love, 1990’s

Signed on lower left

Oil on canvas

126 x 162 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 75,000 – RM 100,000

Blissfully expressionistic, Khoo Sui Hoe manages to bring balance and uniqueness into his artworks. Khoo Sui Hoe’s world is one of enchantment and mysticism, nature and magic. The mood is filled with romanticism, as two faces or masks that symbolise a couple, are in love. Born in 1939 in Baling, Kedah, he studied at Singapore’s prestigious Nanyang Academy of Art and then at the Pratt Graphic Center in the US. He was one of the earliest and courageous people who took the plunge of becoming a full-time artist. Through his Alpha Singapore Gallery and Alpha Utara Gallery in Penang, he has helped promote other artists. Khoo Sui Hoe has also won a lot of awards, among which are the First Prize for the 1965 Malaysian art competition, an Honourable Mention in Salon Malaysia 1969 and the Asian Arts Now Awards (twice) given by the Las Vegas Museum.