Lot 56 | 27 November 2022



LOT 56


B. Penang, 1930 – 2010

Mosque in Penang, 1982

Signed and dated 1982 on lower right

Watercolour on rice paper

68.5 x 46 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 7,000 – 12,000

Tan Choon Ghee was a master in capturing buildings, shops, landscapes and tiny, miniscule details. By infusing the Chinese classical paintings’ calligraphic brushstrokes and the British watercolour approach, Tan Choon Ghee created pieces that are ethereal, desirable and unmitigated in its exquisiteness. With gentle brushstrokes and the way the ink blends into the white background gives it that faint, misty glow that provides his pieces with an air of nostalgia. Tan Choon Ghee was considered one of the most established Malaysian artists.