Lot 141

Gan Tee Sheng
b. Johor, 1984

Dinner, 2011

signed ‘Gan Tee Sheng’ (lower right)
oil on canvas
92 x 92cm

Private collection, Selangor

ESTIMATE RM 9,000 – 16,000

In this work, a haunting figure stands behind a boy who has a head on his plate and half of a fish positioned outside his plate, revealing a dysfunctional family. Another figure is seen crouching at the back which suggests that he is hiding from something. The scene is made more surprising with a framed picture of people lined in rows and not to mention a fine knife on the table. The artwork leaves a mysterious atmosphere that unravels the hidden complexities of human nature.

Gan Tee Sheng is a rare double winner of the UOB Painting of the Year Award (Malaysia), winning the Established Artist Major Award in 2013 and the Gold Award in 2016. His other major accolade is the Malaysian Emerging Artists Award in 2011. He took part in the artist’s residency at Fukuoka Asian Museum, Japan (2014) and the HOM’s Adopted Artist-In- Residence. He had taken part in Art Gwangju (2015), Art Kaoshiung (2015, 2016), Art Stage Singapore (2016), Art Busan (2016) and Art Expo Malaysia from 2013 to 2018. He held his solo, Withdrawn, at Taksu Kuala Lumpur in 2014, and Delusions at Taksu Singapore in 2017. Tee Sheng obtained his Fine Art Diploma from the Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur.