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

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April 29, 2018, 1:00 PM SGT
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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.
Dimensions: 127cm x 101.5cm
Artist or Maker: TEOH TECK BOO
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Date: 2010
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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