Lot 086

Gan Chin Lee
b. Kuala Lumpur, 1977

Frontal Reclining Nude, 2012

signed and dated (lower left)
oil on board
92 x 184cm, diptych

Private collection, Kuala Lumpur

ESTIMATE RM 35,000 – 55,000

Here, the lady lies on her back, against a mattress dispersed in a stream of vivid colours. Based on her pose and the layout of the furniture, it would seem that she is in her private space — no need for rigid or awkward poses, just her in a state of relaxation.

A finalist in the Saksi Competition in 2003, he got into the winning circle big-time when he was one of the five who won the Malaysian Emerging Artist Award (MEAA) in 2009, the others being Mohd Al-Khuzairie Ali, Poodien, Samsudin Wahab and Bakir Baharom. After his Diploma in Illustration at the One Academy of Communication Design, he went to China for his Advanced Studies in Mural Painting (2005) and Masters in Fine Art (2008, where he also won the Graduate Creation bronze prize) at the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts. In 2010, he won the Platinum Awards by the One Academy, where he lectures now. His works No Place For Diaspora and Islamophobia Is A New Form Of Racism were exhibited at Dhaka Art Summit’s program Bearing Points, alongside works by Raqib Shaw, Liu Xiaodong etc.