LOT 57 | Auction XXXV


LOT 57


B. Kedah, 1958

Kereta Kerbau Kampong Chhnang (Cambodia), 2013

Signed and dated “Kampong Chhhnang Cambodia, shafiehassan 0613” on lower left

Watercolour on paper

67 x 88 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur 

RM 5,000 – RM 7,000


Born in Kedah in 1958, Shafie Hassan is one of the most reputable watercolourist in Malaysia. His talent lies in find the beauty in a mundane life in the village and immortalising it with his brush. There is a newness in his Kereta Kerbau Kampong Chhang work in comparison with his other works that often reveal its age from the colours. Viewers would be drawn into the serenity of life outside the city and the thought of finding happiness in a simple living while being surrounded in the verdant forest.