B. Indonesia, 1974
Sounds of the Rainforest, 2017
Signed and dated “Chap Kelvin 2017” on lower right
Mixed media on canvas
131 x 131 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 3,500 – RM 7,500
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 ‘Sounds of the 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.