LOT 65 | Auction XXXV


LOT 65


B. Kedah, 1950

Chinese Ceramic, 2018

Signed on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

61 x 56 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur 

RM 7,000 – RM 10,000


While a combination of a shell, a ceramic vase and a tea cup may go unnoticed in real life, Lye Yau Fatt talent allows him to turn mundane settings into a work of art by masterfully using warm, earthy tones to transform the subject bringing a unique and distinctively beautiful quality in his art.

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.