LYE YAU FATT
B. Kedah, 1950
The Lotus Lake, 1976
Signed and dated “ Lye Yau Fatt 76” on lower right
Mixed media on paper
70 x 50 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Singapore
RM 7,500 – RM 12,000
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.
A glimpse of Lye Yau Fatt’s work will transport viewers to a world of cultural wonder. His body of work often utilises warm tones and hues, clearly inspired from his mentor Cheong Soo Pieng. This is an early work which was executed at a time his style was its most expressive and inspired.