CHEONG SOO PIENG
B. China, 1917 – 1983
Kampung Fishing Village – Sibu (Malaysia) Riverside, 1961
Signed and dated “SOO PIENG 61” on lower right
Signed in Chinese and stamped with artist’s seal on lower right
Chinese ink and watercolour on paper
94 x 43 cm
Provenance Private Collection Singapore
Illustrated in the soon to be published “777, Celebrating 7 Illustrious Years at KLAS” coffee table book published by KLAS in February 2019
RM 75,000 – RM 90,000
An incessant innovator who never settle for an established style, Cheong Soo Pieng holds an array of works ranging of many art styles, series and mediums under his repertoire. Even in Fishing Village, he reflects a unique and very distinguished reconfiguration of a wondrous fishing village, incorporating brush strokes that leaves viewers feeling captivated and intrigued through his view.
It is not a usual occurrence to come across Cheong Soo Pieng’s work that only uses black and white hues. This piece showcases a scenic riverside from a fishing village in Sibu Malaysia. There are no details compromised in this piece, as Cheong Soo Pieng captures every intricate details of the ships, people and even nature.