Lot 57 | 27 June 2021



LOT 57


B. Selangor, 1946

Mining at Night

Exhibited at the 9th Malayan Artist Exhibition in 1963

Mixed media on paper

48.5 x 58 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 2,000 – RM 5,000

Born in Selangor in 1946, 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.

This marvellous mixed media on paper piece by Long Thien Shih resonates with vibrancy, liveliness and vivacity. Featuring a dark background with splashes of bright contrasting colours, this piece precisely depicts the subject ‘Mining At Night’, as the piece is perfectly titled. It’s a chaotic discourse throughout the piece, while emotions and thoughts vary according to colour.