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Lot 052

TEOH JOO NGEE
b. Penang, 1970

THE FAR FAR AWAY LAND
, 2000

Signed and dated 'JooNgee 12.2000' (lower right)
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
49cm x 49cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Singapore.


ESTIMATE  RM 5,000 - 8,000



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Teoh Joo Ngee embraces naivety in her works and the spontaneity of her gestures is marked by the scrawls of erratic lines and shapes that form an absolute imagery of a dreamlike imagination. In The Far Far Away Land, her sky blue canvas is encoded with charcoal-marked pictorial representations of meanings that can only be deciphered by pure intuition.

Teoh Joo Ngee obtained a Diploma of Fine Art from the Malaysia Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur in 1991. She spent a year of apprenticeship under Jerisalinu Arous at the University of Philippines (1996 – 1997). Her solo exhibitions included Silence All These Years held in Kuala Lumpur (1995); Theatre in Pieces held in Fukuoka, Japan (1998); Affinity held in Kuala Lumpur (1999); Walking Line held at Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur (2002), New Rain held in Singapore (2004) and Teoh Joo Ngee Recent Works at NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (2011) among others. She was granted a Fellowship by Japan Foundation as a Visiting Research Fellow of Professor Norito Udagawa at Kyushu Sangyo University in Fukuoka, Japan (1997 -1998). She won the Honourable Mention Artist and Alternate Artist by The Freeman Fellowship, United States of America (2000, 2004 & 2005). She has participated in group exhibitions locally and abroad and her works are in the public collections of Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan and Exxon Mobil, Kuala Lumpur to name a few.