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Lot 008

CHOO BENG TEONG
b. Penang, 1966

BLUE-WINGED PITTA, 2013

Signed 'Choo Beng Teong' (lower left)
Watercolour on paper
33cm x 26cm


PROVENANCE
Private collection, Penang; acquired directly from the artist


ESTIMATE  RM 6,000 - 8,000

PRICE REALISED  RM 6,720

Finely executed in watercolour, Choo Beng Teong has skillfully illustrated his subject matter in a precise and realistic manner. The meticulousness of every brush stroke appears in the vibrancy and delicateness of its feathers. The vividly hued green leaves in the background complement the red and orange bird. His works appeal to both nature and art enthusiasts, offering a breathtaking “aviary wonder” for the pleasure of his viewers.

Trained in art, graphics and painting from Universiti Sains Malaysia (1985 – 1987), Choo Beng Teong has over two decades of experience observing and photographing birds in the wild. His observant quality is evident in his meticulously fine paintings of birds and its habitat. He has held solo exhibitions in Penang (1987, 1992, 1996) and participated in group exhibitions abroad such as Landscapes of Malaysia in Sweden, Stockholm (1997) and Asian Watercolour Art Exhibition in Seoul, Korea (1998). He won the Major Award at the Penang Pesta Art Competition in 1993. He is a member of the Malaysian Watercolour Organisation and Penang Watercolour Society.