Lot 7 | 20 February 2022





B. Selangor, 1963

Non-Botanical Series, 2020

Signed, titled and dated on lower bottom of paper

Watercolour on paper

41.6 x 29.5 cm

Private Collection, Selangor

RM 600 – 1,200

Entitled Non-Species Botanical, 2020, this brilliant work departs from Jai’s usual renditions while still preserving his use of vibrant colours. Demure in characteristic, this piece almost looks like the artist’s rendition of a botanical illustration. Against a white paper, Jai depicts a species of otherworldly plant using a transition of hues, from a vibrant red covering its stem to an orange-yellow and finally a greenish- blue representing the bulbs. This seamless work grabs the attention of its viewer for its peculiarity and distinctiveness.