Lot 56 | 28 March 2021



LOT 56


B. Kedah, 1950

LiIies and Siblings, 2017

Signed and dated on lower left

Oil on canvas

46 x 73 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 6,000 – RM 12,000

Born in 1950 in Kedah, Lye Yau Fatt went on to study printmaking in New York before holding his first solo exhibition in 1979 at the Sum Art Gallery. He then went on to win the Open Art Sculpture Award, the Malaysian Watercolour Society Award in 1987 and the PNB Watercolour Landscape Award. He was always very much influenced by his mentor, another renowned artist, Cheong Soo Pieng, for his unique manner in combining colours.

While a combination of a vase and a teacup may go unnoticed in real life, Lye Yau Fatt talent allows him to turn mundane settings into a work of art by masterfully using warm, earthy tones to transform the subject bringing a unique and distinctively beautiful quality in his art. The addition of two miniature siblings add an adorable factor to the already breathtaking artwork.