Lot 82 | Auction XIV

LOT 82

(B. Kedah, 1945)

Countryside, 2010

Signed and dated “Seng Choo 10” on lower right
Oil on canvas
56 x 76.5 cm

Private Collection, Kedah
Acquired directly from the artist

SOLD – RM 7,280

The quiet radiance and glow to Keng Seng Choo is one of the reasons why his paintings are striking and stunning. These elongated women with distinctive lips and pointed chins share a peaceful, intimate moment with the audience as the viewer chances upon a countryside scenery, filled with working ladies and their cattle. The contrasting of light and dark colours and texture boast a smooth finish, a show of Keng Seng Choo’s flair for shading and eye for intricate details, capturing the countryside charm.

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.