308
308
Cheong Soo Pieng
UNTITLED
Estimate
280,000380,000
LOT SOLD. 1,580,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
308
Cheong Soo Pieng
UNTITLED
Estimate
280,000380,000
LOT SOLD. 1,580,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Hong Kong

Cheong Soo Pieng
1917-1983
UNTITLED
Signed and dated 55

Oil on canvas


82.5 by 119.5 cm.; 32 1/4 by 47 in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Singapore (Acquired directly from the artist)

Exhibited

Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, Cheong Soo Pieng: Bridging Worlds, September 16, 2010 - December 26, 2010

Literature

Yeo Wei Wei, Cheong Soo Pieng: Visions of Southeast Asia, The National Art Gallery, Singapore, 2010, p.196, colourplate (the measurement in the publication is incorrect)

Catalogue Note

"Colour in the subject" is not mere decoration but "the main theme" itself in Soo Pieng's artworks, while colours in the background and foreground play supporting roles. These different roles of colour in different parts of a work are carefully appointed and balanced to produce "harmony." Even at his most figurative, Soo Pieng is a consummate artist of the abstract. The relationship between colour and composition in his art demonstrates the practical way in which colour is used to structure and articulate his thoughts and feelings about a subject. The harmony that is the effect of the balance of "colours and variations in tones" is also the effect of an idea expressed fluently, unaffectedly, pleasingly.

YEO WEI WEI, CHEONG SOO PIENG: VISION OF SOUTHEAST ASIA, THE NATIONAL ART GALLERY, SINGAPORE, 2010, P.180.

Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Hong Kong