CHOONG KAM KOW, DR
B. Perak, 1934
Signed “Kam K Choong” on lower right
Chinese ink and watercolour on paper
53 x 40 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Canada
RM 1,000 – RM 2,500
Born in 1934 in Ipoh, Dr. Choong Kam Kow is a contemporary artist famous for not only his captivating artworks, but is also a highly- respected academician as a leading art and design educationist. His pieces often include cultural components and norms of the Chinese community in Malaysia. The Kinta series comprises Choong’s works in the 1960’s to which he described as a period of exploring, experiment and searching. In the series, he narrated a story of his childhood, depicting scenes of villages and tin mines in Perak. Colours used for this series exudes nostalgia as he shares a piece of his past with his viewers.