Lot 56 | Auction XXXIV

LOT 56


B. Hong Kong, 1962

City Life, City Lookout Series – In Blue and Red I & II, 2004

Signed and dated “FRANK WOO 2004” on lower right of each Part of the series formerly in the Kuala Lumpur Hilton Collection

Mixed media collage on paper

35 x 35 cm x 2 pieces

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM3,800 – RM6,800


Born in Hong Kong, Frank Woo’s artwork shows an inspirational blending of traditional Chinese colours and textures mingled with modern art and raw emotion. He is a self-taught painter, trained in print-making in Hong Kong.

His travels and burning desire for inspiration brought him to Japan, to Tokyo’s Bunka Fashion College to complete his degree in illustration. Today, he resides in Malaysia where he expresses his artistic inspiration through both paint and sculpture. Distinctive brush strokes and drips, characteristic of abstract impressionism, give the illusion of chance and movement to his artwork. Meanwhile, each drip is highly deliberate, carefully placed and calculated to give the work the desired feel.