Lot 77 | Auction XV

LOT 77

(B. Kedah, 1945)

Mother and Daughter, 2010

Signed and dated
“Seng Choo 10” on lower right
Oil on canvas
81 x 45 cm

Private Collection, Kedah
Acquired directly from the artist

SOLD – RM 6,490

The women in Keng Seng Choo’s paintings always have those distinctively pointed chins and bodies that are a tad elongated. Captured in this piece are two women and child, all of whom are caught in a moment of peace and serenity.

This painting has a certain glow to it, providing the viewers instantaneously with calmness and serenity. The subjects have their eyes shut, as Keng Seng Choo decorates the canvas with rich colours, smoothly blending them, as if the environment and every other distraction blurred so as to focus solely on this moment. All in all, it is a romantic and lyrical depiction of a mother and her children sharing a moment together, enjoying each other’s company.

Born in Kedah in 1945, Keng Seng Choo was educated at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. He participated various art exhibitions in Malaysia and Singapore and was also the recipient for the silver medal at The New York International Art Show and the first prize at Pastel in Malaysia competition in 1988.