WONG KEAN CHOON
B. Perak, 1942
Signed “KEAN CHOON” on lower right
Watercolour on paper
26 x 36.5 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Canada
RM1,000 – RM2,500
Born in Menglembu, Ipoh, Wong as a child, knew he was meant to paint. Despite objections from his parents, Wong enrolled himself in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, subsequently graduating in 1965. His paintings are portrayal of his life experiences, preference and observations. As seen in this painting, with Wong’s keen eye, he has captured the rural scene of a kampung house on wooden stilts, surrounded by lush greenery. The artist brings forth fluidity of strokes and colours that only immersion and dedication can produce.