B.Kuala Lumpur, 1946
Kampung Life, 2012
Signed “Kwan Chin” on lower left
73 x 73 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Comes with KLAS certificate
signed by the artist
SOLD RM 7,280
There is no denying that Kwan Chin has deep fondness for the Malaysian country life, setting and people. Kampung Life captures a group of village folks going about their daily lives doing various things. Like most of his notable works, Chin uses a wash of earth colours and dashes of bright tone palettes, as well as complex and thorough detailing. The artwork is busy and vibrant, yet illustrates the illusion that it’s in motion.
Born in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur in 1946, Kwan Chin attended the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in Singapore during which he learned how to use traditional art materials. Shortly thereafter, he delved into the world of advertising but once he was introduced to batik, it instantly changed his career path. His batik pieces are rich in colour and his work is known around the world,having been exhibited in London and Miami.