b. Perak, 1955
A DAY AT ULU LANGAT, 1998
Signed 'Peter Liew' (lower right)
Oil on canvas
80cm x 90cm
Private Collection, Pahang.
ESTIMATE RM 13,000 - 20,000
PRICE REALISED RM 14,560
|An excerpt from a poem written by an important art writer Ooi Kok Chuen on Peter Liew’s artistic technique from The Solitary Sojourner: An Ode to Peter Liew reads:
cuts and chops and criss-crosses
the palette knife carves, cavorts, cajoles, caresses, careens
dancing to the shifting lights and subtle shades
thick with lathers of deep and light emotions
with eddies of chameleon colours, cooked and coaxed,
curdled and curried
into a rapturous rhapsody
a celebration without from within, and within from without
sometimes a reverie, sometimes an orgy
a sculptured garden on the canvas
An apt description for this visually stimulating piece entitled A Day At Ulu Langat, Peter Liew is celebrated for his confident use of the palette knife bringing his landscape to life with vibrant hues and textural paint surface.
Peter Liew graduated with a Diploma from the Malaysian Institute of Art in 1979. He lectured there from 1981 to 1993 before deciding to go full-time into art. His highly tactile technique of thick impastos has seen him travelling all over the world to paint mainly the natural landscapes, often in panorama. He set up his own art ateliers in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Having been to the Art Colony in Debrca, Belchrista, Macedonia in 2000 and 2002, he plans to set up an artist’s camp in Balik Pulau in Penang.