Lot 012

Teh Siew Joo
b. Penang, 1930

Untitled, undated

signed ‘TEH SIEW JOO’ (lower right)
watercolour on paper
54 x 72cm

Private collection, Selangor

ESTIMATE RM 2,000 – 3,500
Teh Siew Joo is best known for his paintings of flowers in watercolour, and this work demonstrates his robust handling of the medium. The artist successfully captures the blossoming flowers by using a contrast of red and green colours. At the edges of the petals, the artist has produced a stunning wash effect, resulting in a soft, and dream like aura.
Teh Siew Joo has held numerous solo art exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. He is a graduate from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1954 and has held several art-related positions in Shanghai and Hong Kong, including animation art designer, publisher of children’s art books, commercial artist and many others. He worked as an interior designer in Malaysia for over 20 years and was appointed by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to design the interior of the Pekan Palace.