SEAH KIM JOO
B. Singapore, 1939
Seated Woman, 1970’s
Signed “Seah Kim Joo” on lower right
60 x 45 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Singapore
RM 7,500 – RM 12,000
Seah Kim Joo was born in Singapore in 1939 and raised in Terengganu, where he was exposed to the process of traditional batik- making. He studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1959 before returning to Malaysia, strengthening his batik skills by travelling around the east coast. After having won the First Prize at the Malayan Federation Open Art Competition two years in a row, he has then been recognised for his use of dye-and-resist technique in batik. His murals have adorned the Singapore Pavilion, and one of his paintings was selected for Singapore’s commemorative stamp series. This particular painting depicts a seated woman, using various tones and hues to create shadows and shapes that complete the artwork.