b. Penang, 1972
A NIGHT FOR YOU, 2011
Signed and dated 'Eston Tan 2011' (lower right)
Oil on jute
125cm x 95cm
Private Collection, Penang.
26°, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang, 2012; illustrated on exhibition catalogue page 56.
ESTIMATE RM 20,000 - 28,000
PRICE REALISED RM 20,160
|A Night for You is one of twenty night cityscapes viewed through bird’s-eye perspective exclusively painted for Eston Tan’s solo exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur and Penang in 2011 and 2012. Inspired by city lights that illuminate the night, the body of work is illustrated fervently in a technique developed by the artist using thick layers of dark impasto followed by lines, drips and dots of bright palette to indicate the bustling atmosphere of a city that never sleeps. The artist also shares his concern for the environment by naming his exhibition 26° after a global cause, The 26 Degrees Campaign that promotes energy saving by creating awareness that all air-condition units should be set at the temperature of 26 degree Celsius.
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.