Lot 89 | Auction XXIII

LOT 89

B. Terengganu, 1959

Samuan Tiga I & II, 1994

Signed, titled and inscribed “Samuan Tiga 94” on lower edge of each paper

Watercolour on paper

13.5 x 20.5 cm x 2 pieces

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Exhibited at Chang Fee Ming… To Mount Agung, A Solo Painting Exhibition by Chang Fee Ming (July 15 – August 16, 2012) held at Komaneka Fine Art Gallery, Ubud-Bali

RM 7,000 – RM 15,000

Born in Kuala Terengganu, in 1959, Chang Fee Ming is a self-taught artist who began his career in the early 1980s. Since winning the Malaysian Watercolour Society Award in 1984, he has successfully gained many accolades both locally and internationally, and became a Signature Member of the National Watercolour Society (USA) in 1994. He is one of Asia’s most accomplished artists working in watercolour. For over twenty years his subject has been the people of Malaysia, Southeast Asia and Asia. He has exhibited widely in the Southeast Asian region, with solo shows in Kuala Lumpur, Chiang Mai, Singapore, Jakarta and Bali, and participating in numerous major exhibitions in Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, China (Tianjin and Shanghai), Indonesia, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, UK, Sweden and Brazil.

In recent years, his Mekong series, based on seven years of research and travel, toured to Galeri PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur, National Art Gallery, Jakarta and Chiangmai University Art Museum, Chiangmai in 2004. In 2005, he travelled to the Swahili Coast in Africa, making a series of small works and studies. From 2005 through to 2007 he has been researching and working on the source of the Mekong, in Yunnan, Tibet and Qinhai. Chang Fee Ming is based in Kuala Terengganu, spending part of the year in Bali, and much of the rest traveling through Asia.