LOT 60 | Auction XXXV


LOT 60


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.