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Khoo Sui Hoe

Meditation in Blue

signed 'Sui Hoe' lower right
oil on canvas
76 x 91 cm. (29 7/8 x 35 7/8 in.)
Painted in 1983.


Estimate
S$8,200 - 13,500

Literature

Khai Lee, The Painted World of Khoo Sui Hoe, Penang, 2007, pp. 204, 314 (illustrated)

Catalogue Essay

This is a published piece and will be accompanied by the book autographed by the artist.

“The human figure and landscape are dominant themes in Khoo Sui Hoe's painting. His human figures were abbreviated and recomposed with cylindrical bodies, tubular limbs and rounded faces. They embodied a range of emotional and psychological at times, sombre, withdrawn and reflective; at other times, playful and outgoing. They were also integrated completely with their environments. In Meditation in Blue, the relationship between the figures and the environment is tense... "Extracted from Foreword by T.K. Sabapathy.

Khoo Sui Hoe (b. 1939, Malaysia) is a Texas- and Penang-based artist originally from Kedah, Malaysia. Khoo received his formal art education at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 1959, under the tutelage of renowned Singaporean artists Cheong Soo Pieng and Georgette Chen. In 1974, Khoo was awarded the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Fund Grant to study at the Pratt Graphic Center in New York, where he explored different artistic mediums including print making.

Khoo’s works have been exhibition at venues including the National Gallery, Bangkok (1997), Las Vegas Art Museum (2004) and the Shanghai Art Museum, China (2005) and are also in the collections of many public institutions around the world, including the National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Art Museum and the National Art Gallery of Victoria in Australia. He has won various awards as an artist including the Certificate of Merits at Asian Art Now, Las Vegas Art Museum (2002 and 2004) and the First prize in Oil at the Malaysian Art & Craft Competition in 1965. His most recent solo exhibition was held at the Pipal Fine Art gallery in 2011 while he also had a show at the Arkansas Studies Institute Galleries in Little Rock in the United States.

Courtesy of Sue Anne Toh and Steven Chua

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