Lot 67 | 27 June 2021



LOT 67


B. Terengganu, 1959

Ebb Tide, 1996

Inscribed Edition 141/250 and F.M Chang on lower edge of paper

Print on paper

28 x 38 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 900 – RM 1,800

Born in a rural coastal town in East Malaysia, Chang Fee Ming is one of Asia’s most renowned watercolourists. His richly detailed and vibrantly coloured paintings of life in idyllic, rural scenes have established his reputation as a sensitive observer of culture and promoter of culture. Chang expertly transforms colours into wondrous snippets of life. The artist has developed a collection spanning more than two decades, depicting rural people, culture and landscapes of countries in Asia and beyond. His acclaimed artwork is exhibited and collected throughout the world, and has appeared regularly at Christie’s auctions since 1995. Several books have been published about his work, including The World Of Chang Fee Ming (1995), Mekong (2004) and Imprinted Thoughts (2009) which was published in conjunction with his exhibition at Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI). This work entitled Ebb Tide in particular is arresting, depicting a couple of locals clad in sarong and a shirt at the beach, engrossed in their work. Meticulously rendered, one can discern the motifs on the sarongs, their chiselled calves to their reflection on the water — simply beautiful.