Lot 69 | Auction XXXII

LOT 69

LOT 69


B. N. Sembilan, 1967

Street Scene Lebuh Ampang KL

Signed and dated “ Lui Cheng Thak 2005 “ on lower right on lower right

Oil on canvas

61 x 61 cm


Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD RM 3,136


Lui Cheng Thak’s works are filled with history andheritage as his subjects involves working around historical buildings, structures as well as street life around the country. Cheng Thak’s work is known to encircle around panting old buildings and structures from what he sees around Kuala Lumpur as illustrated in this painting. His keen eye for detailing had him materialise the street scene of Lebuh Ampang, from people walking to the items on sale by vendors.

With strong contrasts of colours and tones, the medium of oil allows him to have more control over the different textures and thickness in his paintings, making them have that superb three-dimensional effect. He reminisces, and this evidently manifests in his paintings.