TAN CHOON GHEE
B.Penang, 1930 -2010
Signed and inscribed in Chinese “London 1981” with seal on lower right
Watercolour and chinese ink on
67 x 45 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 5,000 – RM 9,000
Watercolourist, Tan Choon Ghee, captures in his spectacular fashion, the atmosphere and the goings on of the bustling streets of London in 1981. He captures the buildings, the shops, landscapes and tiny, miniscule details.
By infusing the Chinese classical paintings’ calligraphic brushstrokes and the British watercolour approach, Tan Choon Ghee creates pieces that are ethereal, desirable and unmitigated in its exquisiteness. With gentle brushstrokes and the way, the ink blends into the white background gives it that faint, misty glow that provides his pieces with an air of nostalgia.
Tan Choon Ghee was considered one of the most established Malaysian artist. He obtained his training in art from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1951, before continuing to his studies at the Slade School of Art in the United Kingdom in 1958, where he was awarded scholarships from the West Germany Government and Australian Broadcasting Commission.