Lot 148: KHOO SUI HOE (b. 1939) IMAGE HIDING, 1990, Oil on canvas

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April 29, 2018, 1:00 PM SGT
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Description: Khoo Sui Hoe’s works are filled with imaginary figures, based on his own thoughts and experiences of life through his symbolic and richly imaginative worlds. In Image Hiding, two indigenous figures are seen prominently emerging from shrubbery in a tropical setting, pulsating with energy and life. Khoo won many admirers when he boldly and immediately went full time into art in 1961 after completing his studies at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in Singapore. In 1974, he was awarded the John D. Rockefeller III Fund grant to study at the Pratt Graphic Centre in New York. Khoo is a rare artist with a Retrospective and two mini-Retrospectives. The Penang State Art Gallery honoured him with a Retrospective, The Painted World Of Khoo Sui-hoe, in 2007. His minis are at The Art Gallery Penang, in 2013, of works from 1967 to 2013; and at Wisma Kebudayaan Soka Gakkai, in August 2017, apart from two other major exhibitions at HELP Institute in 1992 and Datuk Seri Lim’s Bellevue Hotel in Penang Hill in 2000. The Penang Museum Board had in 1978 already given Khoo a solo, of his works from 1963 to 1973. He was also given a two-part An Overview exhibition, the second at the Private Museum, Singapore. Recent Paintings at the prestigious Shanghai Art Museum in July 5-14 add to his stature. Khoo won Honourable Mention in the prestigious Salon Malaysia in 1969 and also 1st Prize (Oil) in the Malaysian Art & Craft competition in 1965. Khoo is the spiritual leader of the Utara Group, formed in 1977. He was also a gallerist, handling the Alpha Gallery Singapore in 1972, which was revived in Penang in 2004 as the Alpha Utara Gallery.
Dimensions: 89cm x 89cm
Artist or Maker: KHOO SUI HOE
Medium: Oil on canvas
Date: 1990
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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