Lot 67 | 8 November 2020



LOT 67


B. Singapore, 1944

Village, 1997

Signed “Nong” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

70.5 x 0.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,500 – RM 7,000

Wong Jong Nong’s paintings typically relishes in rural and hilly landscapes, coastal areas and riverine scenes, often in a small group. For a veteran artist like Wong Jong Nong, painting became more of a responsibility than just a hobby. Most of his oil paintings depict the beautiful and idyllic scenes that are slowly disappearing to make way for development. “Compared with the modern and sophisticated places, the undeveloped land exuded a kind of feel that we could capture in our paintings,” Wong said. Once he has selected his “angle” to anchor his composition, he would paint the scene according to part-reportage and part-interpretation, with an eye to the aesthetic elements as his Fine Art training at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in Singapore (graduating in 1964) had prepared him to do.