Artist's description:

color sumi inks on unbleached rice paper, 18.5 x 23.5 in., 47 x 60 cm.
'Atap' is a malay word for roof, usually referring to traditional thatch, or straw roof. This semi abstract painting is inspired by my then fresh impact of tropical colour and cultures. This is a play of colours, especially the 'atap' roof in the foreground. The rice paper brings a parchment textural quality to the piece.
My paintings in that period were done on location, without preliminary sketches nor any working lines on the paper. This is paint applied directly on a blank page.

The close up picture is of higher resolution to be able to get a feel for the texture and brush strokes of the painting. Then there’s the recent photoshoot for added perspective.
Interested to have your idea painted in this style? Maybe a scenery, a storyboard collage from a recent travel? Contact me.

Materials used:

Colour sumi inks, unbleached rice paper

Atap (1992)


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This artwork is sold by Gordon Tardio from Malaysia

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