Lot 74 | 27 November 2022



LOT 74


B. Indonesia, 1975

Essence of the Rainforest, 2016

Signed and dated Kelvin Chap 2016 on lower right

Mixed media on canvas

131 x 131 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,500 – 7,000

Kelvin Chap was born in 1974 and received his education majoring in printmaking at the Malaysian Institute of Art (1992-1994). He won first prize in the Swatch Street Painting Competition based on the theme, Spirit of Our Times (1994). He was honoured with the Juror’s Choice at the Philip Morris Malaysian Art Awards (2001). His solo exhibitions include Belawing and the Great Mamat (Totem and the Great Hunter), Pelita Hati (1996), Idea 9, Pelita Hati (2000), and Old Masks, Modern Man, Maison of Malaysian Art (MoMA) (2011). Aptly titled ‘Essence of Rainforest’, this rendition from Kelvin Chap uses bold, vibrant colours that are immensely eye-catching and seem to amalgamate seamlessly with each other. It’s hard to pass by this painting without stopping and appreciating it.