Lot 60 | Auction XXXVII



LOT 60


B. Penang, 1970

The Moments 12, 2015

Signed and dated “Lai Wai 2015” on lower left

Acrylic on paper

29.5 x 42 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 800 – RM 1,500

Born in Penang, Soon Lai Wai initially moved to Kuala Lumpur in the early ‘90s to pursue a career in advertising. 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 vibrant colours he sees in the lush Malaysian landscape, with its tropical flora and fauna.