Lot 59 | Auction XXXIII



LOT 59


B. Penang, 1936

Street Scene, 1995

Signed “Pooi Yip” on lower left

Oil on canvas

68 x 49.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Sarawak

RM 6,000 – RM 7,500


Born in Penang in 1936, Cheung Pooi Yip moved to Kedah as a child and has since lived in Sungai Petani. Although a professional framemaker, he also produced artwork. His framemaking business also led him into association with two prominent Penang artists at the time, Datuk Chuah Thean Teng and Tan Choon Ghee, who inspired his own work. His main mediums are in oil and acrylic. Pooi Yip emerged in the local art scene in 1961 when his paintings were selected for the Singapore Local Artists Annual Show. Cheung’s artworks document the everyday lifestyle of people around him and nature. His works went through a phase of transition and the evolution of his style as he switched from painting the outdoors to indoor studio experimentations.