LONG THIEN SHIH
B. Selangor, 1946
Peacock Dance, 2019
Signed and dated “Thien Shih 2019” on lower right
Pastel and gouache on paper
52 x 76 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 2,600 – RM 5,000
Something so straightforward and uncomplicated such as this Peacock Dance painting is positively packed with aesthetic value. Viewers can see the explorations of colours, contours, crevices and shapes that are fluid, interspersed with each other and visually appealing. It is a vibrant, serene admiration as well as the artist’s insight and knowledge of his subject.
Long Thien Shih studied art in Atelier 17 and Atelier de Lithographic, Ecole Nationale Superlure des Beaux- Arts, both in Paris. Thereafter, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London. He has won awards such as the First Prize in the 1961 Young Malayan Artists Competition in Kuala Lumpur and the 1992 Prints Prize in Salon Malaysia and has produced many artworks, using various mediums.