Lot 007

Chang Fee Ming
b. Terengganu, 1959

Louvre, 2008

signed with artist’s monogram and
dated ‘08’ (upper left)
ink and watercolour on paper
9 x 14cm

Private collection, Selangor.

ESTIMATE RM 4,000 – 7,000
Chang Fee Ming attains artistic inspirations from travelling and has produced a number of sketches, drawings and paintings from the places he visits. The year 2008 he was in a “secret part” of the Louvre Museum in Paris. The unfamiliar atmosphere inspired him to produce works that are out of his comfort zone and called the series Visage which is a movie of the same title that was filmed by a director friend at the time.

Chang Fee Ming is an accomplished watercolourist known for his unique renditions and interpretations of peoples, 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.