b. Penang, 1972
VIENNA WALK, 2011
Signed 'ESTON' (lower right)
Mixed media on canvas
65cm x 80cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur.
3 Men Show, Art Accent Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2012.
ESTIMATE RM 8,000 - 12,000
PRICE REALISED RM 14,560
|Eston Tan has developed a unique stylised mode of expression in portraying landscapes. He incorporates lines of varying weight and strength, dots and drips of different intensity to create breathtaking views of night cityscapes. Illustrated here is a street scene bustling with figures walking or sitting outside a café. He swiftly outlines the Baroque and Gothic inspired façades of a city rich in history in charcoal over a yellowamber coated canvas. Dots of white, blue, green and yellow are applied sporadically to create a warm yet cool atmosphere, capturing a perfect European summer. A clock tower is seen in the background perhaps of the Rathaus building - as the title suggests - in Vienna, Austria. He has devoted a series of paintings capturing the night scene of Vienna in his solo exhibition titled 26°c in 2011.
Eston Tan received his art education from the Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur (1991) and The One Academy, Kuala Lumpur (1992 – 1993). He was the recipient of the Minor Award, Penang Young Talent in 1999 and Major Award, Penang Young Talent the following year. Besides Malaysia, he has held solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Austria and Taiwan. He has participated in group shows namely Mail Art in New York, Art from Malaysia, Vienna, International Art Symposium, Hungary and Korean International Invitation Exhibition in Seoul and more. He is a member of the Penang Watercolour Society and New Expression of Asian Art.