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Lot 048

b. Kuala Lumpur, 1974


Inscribed 'Doorway II Wong Perng Fey 2000' on reverse
Oil on canvas
130cm x 143cm

Private collection, Kuala Lumpur.

First Solo, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, 2000.

ESTIMATE  RM 13,000 - 18,000

This work marked Wong Perng Fey’s early foray into landscapes before developing what is dubbed New Contemporary Landscapes. The rendition was more straight-out but there were signs of the semi-abstractions that his works were heading, even into ‘macro mode’ later in the 2011 Transitions solo. His works touch on memory of places, making us think about landscapes in totality with the immediate environment and the human habitation in a new light. It expresses a condition, whether real or composite, about relationships with nature and within nature itself. The work was inspired by the interior of his then studio in a rented house in Serdang, Selangor from the outside looking in.

Wong Perng Fey graduated from the Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur in 1998. Having had solos in Singapore, Indonesia and Australia, he has also participated in numerous group exhibitions such as Aku - 99 Self Portraits (1999) and Landscape to Landscape (2002) at Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur and Young Contemporaries (2002 & 2003) at National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. In 2002, he was selected for the Rimbun Dahan artist residency. His works have been shown in major galleries in Malaysia and are held in the collections of the National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur and Galeri Petronas as well as many respected private collections locally and overseas.