Lot 62 | 8 November 2020



LOT 62


B. Perak, 1955

Venice, 2008

Signed and dated on lower left

Oil on canvas

122 x 90 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 15,000 – RM 30,000

The streets, the windows and the buildings are lined with thick, heavy impastos – so thick and so real that it beckons the viewer to touch it, for it seems as if the painting is three dimensional and real to touch. This is the impression that Peter Liew’s artworks leave. His alfresco paintings have a realness feel to it, not only because of the rich and colourful impastos he assimilates them with, but also because he captures the depth of lighting, the contours and the atmosphere so well in this painting of a morning market. The light is hushed, as if the sun is about to set and nightfall awaits. Peter Liew obtained his Diploma from the Malaysian Institute of Art in 1979 and began lecuring there for twelve years before channeling his full concentration towards being a full-time artist. He is notably known for his scooped-up-and-spread thick impastos, often painting natural landscapes. Peter has his own ateliers in Penang and Kuala Lumpur.