Lot 57 | Auction XXXVIII



Lot 57


B. Penang, 1970

Abstract, 2009

Signed and dated “Lai Wai 09” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

190 x 120 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 8,000 – RM 15,000

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 colours he sees in the lush Malaysian landscape, with its tropical flora and fauna.