Description: Illustrated here is a trio of women in the act of harvesting rice, stylistically executed in batik medium by talented artist Keng Seng Choo. Dated 1970, this charming piece recounts the livelihood of the Malaysian rural life, which is still relevant today more than four decades later. A graduate of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 1965, Keng Seng Choo has exhibited his works locally and abroad since. His works have won numerous awards including a Silver Medal at the New York International Art Show (1970) and First Prize at Pastel In Malaysia competition organised by Micasa Hotel Apartments (1988). Among the group exhibitions he participated were 10 Friends Art Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore (1966), Special Art Exhibition on Bali Scenery and Subjects at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (1971), the Taegu International Art Biennale (1991–1996), Open Show at the National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (2001), Garis-Garis Penghayatan, Core Design Gallery (2010), Towards Serenity, G13 Gallery (2012) and Contemporary Nanyang Art Exhibition, Soka Exhibition Hall, Kuala Lumpur (2015).
Dimensions: 46cm x 72cm
Artist or Maker: KENG SENG CHOO
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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