LUI CHENG THAK
B. N. Sembilan, 1967
Street Scene Lebuh Ampang KL
Signed and dated “ Lui Cheng Thak 2005 “ on lower right on lower right
Oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
SOLD RM 3,136
Lui Cheng Thak’s works are filled with history andheritage as his subjects involves working around historical buildings, structures as well as street life around the country. Cheng Thak’s work is known to encircle around panting old buildings and structures from what he sees around Kuala Lumpur as illustrated in this painting. His keen eye for detailing had him materialise the street scene of Lebuh Ampang, from people walking to the items on sale by vendors.
With strong contrasts of colours and tones, the medium of oil allows him to have more control over the different textures and thickness in his paintings, making them have that superb three-dimensional effect. He reminisces, and this evidently manifests in his paintings.