CHEUNG POOI YIP
(B. Penang, 1936)
Girl with Flowers, 2003
Signed and dated “Pooi Yip 03” on lower left
Oil on canvas
47 x 47 cm
Private Collection, Kedah
Acquired directly from the artist
SOLD – RM 5,264
“I develop my identity with bold colours, jagged lines and irregular rhythms,” the artist claimed.
Cheung Pooi Yip, with his flashy and severely bright colours creates this blocky and staunchly-detailed image of a woman clutching a bouquet of equally bright flowers. Bold yet rhythmic is this piece, the colours falling in tandem in unity and balance.
As a result of the rough lines and the scattered patterns, this audacious painting comes off as raw, real and it captures the very essence of artistry and tenacity. The painting has the ability to light up an entire room, not just because of its colours but perhaps, due to the imprint of parts of Cheung Pooi Yip’s own persona and character as well.