Lot 64 | Auction XXXVII

 

 

LOT 64

TAY CHEE TOH

B. Johor, 1941

Mother and Child, 1968

Signed “Chee Toh” in chinese characters with a seal on lower right Ink and gouache on paper

95 x 46 cm

Provenance Private Collection, USA

RM 18,000 – RM 25,000

 

Painter, sculptor and Cultural Medallion recipient Tay Chee Toh has been creating art for almost half a century. Tay’s artistic practices is driven by his consistent quest to challenge himself and to advance fresh forms of artistic expressions. Tay’s artistic prowess is evident in this body of work. In this work, the relationship between mother and child is portrayed in a unique juxtaposition of reality and fantasy. The woman is seen carrying her child in a cloth on her back with her hand subtly rested on her back to show her protective nature.