Lot 87 | Auction XV

LOT 87

(B. Kuala Lumpur, 1946)

Rubber Tapping – Brown Series, 2011

Signed “Kwan Chin” on lower left
44.5 x 38 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

AVAILABLE – RM 3,000 – RM 5,000

Kwan Chin has a penchant for the Malaysian country life, setting and people. This time, it is no different has he captures a group of village folk going about their daily lives with one carrying vegetable atop their head, as tradition would have it.

The lines and details of the batik are very clear and evident here, proving to the audience how much of an expert Kwan Chin is with his detailing when it comes to batik. The lovely display of colours sets a cheerful, sunny mood for the viewer, at the same time showcasing the complexity of batik-making.