Lot 65 | 15 August 2021



LOT 65


B. Kedah, 1950

Morning at the River, 1985

Signed on lower right

Mixed media on paper

70 x 50 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 6,000 – RM 13,000

There is a gathering of women by the river clad in sarongs and appear to be washing their clothes and bathing amid nature. Some are painted collecting water from the river and carrying pots of water on their heads. Lye Yau Fatt’s artworks are always bedecked with rich and earth tones, creating a homey ambiance and mood, where viewers may find peace in. He never fails to evoke a feeling of familiarity and warmth, and security, in a way. His motifs always revolve around the rustics in a rural setting, with intricate designs running along his canvas, discernible if seen closely. Lye Yau Fatt was born in Kedah in 1950, he studied printmaking in New York. He held his first solo exhibition in 1979 at the Sum Art Gallery and has then gone on to win the Open Art Sculpture Award, the Malaysian Watercolour Society Award in 1987 and the PNB Watercolour Landscape Award.