Lot 14

b. Kuala Lumpur, 1975 


Signed (lower right of frame)
Acrylic on canvas
51cm x 51cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur.

ESTIMATE  RM 4,000 - 6,000


On offer here is another example of his mastery in silkscreen printing technique on canvas illustrating an abstract floral motif in a minimal palette of red and green. A large and subdued floral motif dominates the beige-coloured canvas with a single plant placed vertically over it while a small green flower-patterned is located on the left centre edge of the canvas and a larger-sized floral shape in red is positioned at the upper right corner of the canvas.

“An innovator, a fearless explorer and obsessive perfectionist-all qualities of a great artist in the making”, Ivan Lam is one of the most popular contemporary Malaysian artists. He received his art education in University of East London, Maine College of Art, USA and Limkokwing Institute of Technology, Malaysia. Since returning from the United States, Lam has been establishing and inventing himself to become the epitome of Malaysian pop art where his work has been exhibited in various private and public galleries in Malaysia and abroad. Lam is one of the few artists who are sponsored by a paint company, Nippon for his paintings. An award-winning artist who has garnered numerous art awards both locally and internationally, he was the grand prize-winner for the sought-after Phillip Morris Art prize in 2003, and was most recently amongst the top 10 finalists in the Sovereign Art competition, in Hong Kong. He has been collected by both the National Art Gallery of Malaysia and Galeri Petronas and was the first and only Malaysian artist to be given a solo exhibition at Art Basel Hong Kong's inaugural fair in 2013. He is also the first and only Malaysian artist to have been commissioned by luxury designer Louis Vuitton to create an artwork for their collection. He has recently showcased a solo exhibition titled Ivan Lam: Twenty (December 2014 – March 2015) an important survey exhibition which documents 20 years of his career and artistic journey at Wei-Ling Gallery, The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur.