JOLLY KOH, DR
B. Singapore, 1941
Signed and dated “Jolly Koh, 98” on lower left
Watercolour on paper
37 x 27 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 4,000 – RM 8,000
Dr Jolly Koh was born in Singapore in 1941 and moved to Malaya when he was an infant during the Japanese invasion of the country. He is known as possibly one of the most illustrious artists in Malaysia. He is widely considered as one of the prime movers of the local art scene where he brings with him a vast range of experience he gained through living in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and many other countries. In this untitled piece, a figure that represents a boy eating a piece of watermelon is accompanied by splashes of bright red and sky blue, almost bringing the boy to life.