HO KHAY BENG
B. Penang, 1933 – 1986
Chinese Temple, 1969
Signed and dated on lower right
Oil on canvas
76 x 61 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Canada
One is almost transported to the scene of the Chinese temple depicted in this painting. The multi- layered colour and texture brings out an almost three-dimensional quality to the work, which Ho Khay Beng managed to breathe life into. Known for his simplicity in landscapes and signature style of layering and texturing, this piece is full of character. Ho Khay Beng was born in 1933. He graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 1959 and went on study art at Rome Academy of Fine Arts, Italy, in 1968. He held one-man shows at Chin Kang Association, Penang (1965), Galleria Guilla Flavia, Rome (1966), Galleria Michelangelo, Rome (1967) and Galleria D’arte I Volshi, Rome (1967). He participated in the Singapore Local Artists Exhibitions and Nanyang Academy 20th Anniversary Exhibitions (1957-1958).