Lot 83

b. Johor, 1956

UNTITLED, undated

Signed 'Say Yong' (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
148cm x 153cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur.

ESTIMATE  RM 20,000 - 30,000


A master in capturing the fluid dynamics of water and its ability to reflect light, Hoe Say Yong studies the ripples of moving water with zeal, producing soothing paintings of the most abundant compound on Earth's surface. Illustrated here is such example, executed in calming blue and green with a hint of red, a reflection of a floating boat represented by its bow.

Hoe Say Yong obtained his Diploma at the Kuala Lumpur College of Art (1975 to 1977) and in 1982, he had his first solo in Johor. From still life of fishes wrapped in vernacular newspapers, he developed his trademark Reflection series in 1986 and held his first solo on this series in 2009, first at Alpha Utara Gallery (Penang) and then Artfolio (Kuala Lumpur) and Artfolio (Singapore, 2010). He won the Asia Art 2011 award organised by the Korea Culture Art Research Institute and followed it up with an exhibition 24 Solar Terms at the Seoul Metro Art Centre in South Korea. He takes part regularly in several international exhibitions like the Langkawi International Arts Festival in 2000, the Asian Watercolours, the Asian Invitational Art Exhibition and the Korean Nam Song Art Fair.



Hoe Say Yong: Reflections , Artfolio, Kuala Lumpur.

Imagery: Works by Hoe Say Yong , Pipal Fine Art Kuala Lumpur, 2011.