Lot 003

b. Terengganu, 1959


Inscribed ‘Ubud 95 Pura dalam Puri’
(lower left)
Ink on paper
14cm x 21cm

Private collection, Kuala Lumpur.

ESTIMATE RM 2,000 - 3,800
This sketch was created in Pura Dalam Puri, a sacred temple landmark situated in Bali, Indonesia. The scene portrays the communal life of villagers as they gather together, immersed in busy activity.

Chang Fee Ming is an accomplished watercolourist known for his unique renditions and interpretations of people, traditional societies and their cultures and the often exotic, remote places he visited in Indonesia, Nepal, Africa, the Indo-Chinese communities along the Mekong right up to its source in Tibet. Since his first foray to Bali in 1985, he has etched his place in Indonesian art history, especially in Bali. His array of awards includes the Malaysian Watercolour Society award (1984 and 1985), the Sime Darby Art Asia gold award (1985) and the PNB Malaysian art award (1985). He also won the Minor Awards in the Young Contemporary Artists competition in 1986 and 1987. He won distinction awards in the Rockport Publishers USA in 1997 and the Dom Perignon Portrait of A Perfectionist Award (Malaysia) in 1999. He was a co-winner (Malaysia) of the Winsor & Newton World Millennium Painting Competition in 1999. In 2009, he was selected for the Singapore Tyler Print Institute project in 2009, which resulted in his solo exhibition Imprinted Thoughts. Fee Ming was honoured with a solo at Bank Negara Malaysia Museum & Art Gallery, and at Christie’s Hong Kong for 2 months in 2015, titled Chang Fee Ming: Weaving The World In Watercolour.