Lot 53 | Auction XIV

LOT 53

(B. N. Sembilan, 1967)

Scissor Sharpening, 2007

Signed and dated “Lui Cheng Thak ‘07” on upper right
Signed, titled and dated on verso
Oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 6,160

Lui Cheng Thak’s works are often described as being “filled with history and heritage. ”With his works mostly revolving around historical buildings, structures and street life around Malaysia. Lui Cheng Thak is said to capture history in his artworks. As seen in this piece, there is a sheer curtain of nostalgia along with an antiquated look, giving the impression of tradition and of old conventions, as this is a sight that is rarely seen in the age of modernity.

With subdued yet seamless contrasts of colours and tones, the medium of oil allows him to have more control over the different textures and thickness in his paintings, making them have that superb threedimensional effect. He reminisces, and this evidently manifests in his paintings. Lui Cheng Thak was a student at the Kuala Lumpur College of Art, and obtained his Diploma in 1989.