B. Kedah, 1947
Signed and dated “Eng Tay 85” with Chinese seal on lower right
Print on paper
75 x 90 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,500 – RM 4,000
Born in 1947 in Kedah of West Malaysia, Eng Tay moved to New York City and studied at the Arts Student League, School of Visual Arts and Pratt Graphics Centre. He studied graphic design, painting and printmaking and later worked in the graphic arts field until 1978. He then undertook several painting trips throughout South America and Indonesia. In this particular painting entitled ‘Dialogue, 1985’, Eng Tay portrays two subjects, one on the foreground, deep into a conversation on the phone while the other subject, pregnant, is onlooking. In the artwork, there seems to be a sense of peace as the warmth from the background gels with ease with the other colours surrounding it.