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Who is Teoh Teck Boo?
Teoh Teck Boo worked at The Star as an artist in the art department and was enrolled to the Malaysian Institute of Arts (MIA) at the same time in 1979. The following year he received a full scholarship to attend MIA and concentrated on his studies and attained a Diploma in Commercial Art in 1982. He received an Honorable Mention, Pameran Bakat Muda Sezaman, National Art Gallery (1982). From 1983 onwards he worked at various international advertising agencies beginning as a Visualiser and later as Art Director. He has travelled extensively, namely to Kazakhstan, South India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Cambodia, London and Australia.
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TEOH TECK BOO (b. 1961) LOFTY APPLE, 2010, Acrylic on canvas

Lot 181: TEOH TECK BOO (b. 1961) LOFTY APPLE, 2010, Acrylic on canvas

Auction Date: Apr 29, 2018

Estimate: RM2,500 - RM4,500

Description: Executed with great attention to detail, Lofty Apple depicts a man squatting above a drain to wash apples. Teoh Teck Boo is best known for paintings which illustrate the harsh working realities of immigrants in Malaysia. The washing tub is highlighted in orange, directing the viewers gaze toward the main subject. Despite all hardships, the migrant worker is willing to endure all challenges with determination in search of a better life. Teoh Teck Boo worked at The Star as an artist in the art department and was enrolled to the Malaysian Institute of Arts (MIA) at the same time in 1979. The following year he received a full scholarship to attend MIA and concentrated on his studies and attained a Diploma in Commercial Art in 1982. He received an Honorable Mention, Pameran Bakat Muda Sezaman, National Art Gallery (1982). From 1983 onwards he worked at various international advertising agencies beginning as a Visualiser and later as Art Director. He has travelled extensively namely to Kazakhstan, South India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Cambodia, London and Australia. One of his artistry fabrication works is the Energizer icons found on KL Monorail pillars in the city....

Location: Kuala Lumpur, MY

Auction House: Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers

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TEOH TECK BOO (b. 1961) Immigrant And Superbike, 2010, Acrylic on canvas

Lot 36: TEOH TECK BOO (b. 1961) Immigrant And Superbike, 2010, Acrylic on canvas

Auction Date: Apr 17, 2016

Estimate: RM3,000 - RM5,000

Description:

Teoh Teck Boo is featured at Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers for the first time with a Photorealist painting titled Immigrant and Superbike deriving from his Thoughts of Thousand Miles series. This large-scale piece is meticulously and realistically rendered in minimal colour palette illustrating a neatly dressed man wearing a cap seated on a curb at a public parking space overlooking a row of shops, one of which has its shutters closed. The composition comprises of the seated figure positioned in between a parked touring motorcycle and a car. The solidarity of the scene evokes a sense of loneliness and silence. The artist has painted the anonymous migrant figure, with his backs turned to the viewer, unaware of being observed, as a reminder of the subject’s hardship and adversity away from home.

Teoh Teck Boo worked at The Star as an artist in the art department and was enrolled to the Malaysian Institute of Arts (MIA) at the same time in 1979. The following year he received a full scholarship to attend MIA and concentrated on his studies and attained a Diploma in Commercial Art in 1982. He received an Honorable Mention, Pameran Bakat Muda Sezaman, National Art Gallery (1982). From 1983 onwards he worked at various international advertising agencies beginning as a Visualiser and later as Art Director. He has travelled extensively, namely to Kazakhstan, South India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Cambodia, London and Australia.

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Location: Kuala Lumpur, MY

Auction House: Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers

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