Lot 56 | Auction XXXIII


LOT 56


B. Penang, 1970

Resonance 6, 2015

Acrylic on paper

29.5 x 42 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 500 – RM 1,200


Born in Penang, Soon Lai Wai initially moved to Kuala Lumpur in the early ‘90s to pursue a career in advertising, as a graphic designer. Although he had a background in art education from Saito Academy, where he learned the basic foundation and skills to painting, he started out as a graphic designer. Many years later, he felt the need to leave the stressful industry, and also felt that his creativity was limited in the field. Having studied Chinese painting, he began combining his knowledge of Oriental strokes and painting style with oils and acrylics. A lover of nature, many of his paintings are inspired by the vibrant colours he sees in the lush Malaysian landscape, with its tropical flora and fauna.