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Lot 75: JOLLY KOH (B. Singapore, 1941) “Do Not Go Gentle...”, 2005
23 October 2016
2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaLive Auction
Description: JOLLY KOH (B. Singapore, 1941) “Do Not Go Gentle...”, 2005 Signed and dated “Jolly Koh 05” on lower right Acrylic and oil on canvas 86.5 x 106.5 cm
Condition Report: Signed and dated “Jolly Koh 05” on lower right
Notes: Layers upon layers of colours are applied, and it eventually led to a warm landscape, a wash of light intensifying it further – it is somehow redolent of the breathtaking vision that is sunset, a view that can only be found if one is in the middle of the ocean. Bathed by warm orange and red light, Jolly Koh creates yet another landscape that is heavenly and serene. Whether it is the wonderful and harmonious hues of colour, the difference in intensity and tones, that otherworldly totality that is this painting is solely and distinctively Jolly Koh’s. Inspired by his own mind and skills, his style of painting is purely derived from his fantasy world and he morphs them into a tangible form with the combined use of oil and acrylic. Romantic, warm and serene is the mood that goes along with this piece, as it is that perfect moment – perhaps at dusk when the light of the sun turns orange. Jolly Koh was born in Singapore, where he studied for his National Diploma in Design at Horsey College of Art, London in the year 1962. A year after, he obtained his Art Teacher’s Certificate from London as well, and his Masters at Indiana University, USA in 1972. His artworks have been exhibited at the National Art Gallery in Victoria, Australia, Bank Negara Malaysia, the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore and J.D. Rockefeller III Collection, just to name a few.
Provenance: Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Dimensions: 86.5 x 106.5 cm
Artist or Maker: JOLLY KOH
Exhibited: Exhibited at Wei-Ling Gallery in 2005
Medium: Acrylic and oil on canvas