Lot 8 | Auction XVI


(B. Kedah, 1950)

At the River, 1984

Signed and dated on lower right
Mixed media on paper
74 x 54 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

SOLD – RM 6,360

Lye Yau Fatt is an artist with extraordinary talent born in 1950 in Kedah. Since 1979, his artworks have been showcased in numerous solo and group exhibitions, internationally and locally. He received awards when he entered his works for the Open Art Competition (for sculpture) and the PNB Art Competition – Watercolour (for landscape painting). It is ordinary objects around him that he would look for as subject matters for his artworks. Some of his works were inspired by the paintings of his mentor, the late Singaporean artist and pioneer of the Nanyang art style, Cheong Soo Pieng. He spent a lot of time learning the techniques of watercolour painting and painting styles before Cheong died in 1983.