LEE ENG BENG
B. Penang, 1967
Char Mee Hoon and Red Bean Soup, 2006
Signed, titled, and dated “Eng Beng 2006 Char Mee Hoon & Red Bean Soup” on upper middle
Watercolour on paper
18 x 28 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Born in Penang, Lee Eng Beng has become one of the most revered water-colourists in Malaysia. The artist’s inspiration for his pieces spur largely from the street life of Penang, his hometown. In this piece, he captures a moment of a street stall selling Char Mee Hoon and red bean soup, both typical local foods that Penangites love to indulge themselves with. The intimacy and familiarity of the scene depicted in this piece will communicate well with the locals of Penang.