The Snowy Mountain – 2001
By Dato’ Chong Hon Fatt
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 30cm x 38cm
Be it for his paintings of heritage buildings in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Malacca or of the diaolou/tulou of China, Chong Hon Fatt has gained legions of admirers for his quaintly painted edifices of thick burnished golden-brown textures.
Characteristically, his whole canvas looks as if carved by rivulets of oil with ridges of outlines and studded pockets for windows or pediments.
His unconventional preference for titanium-white, loads of it makes for an intricate play of light nuances and subtle contrasts.
Hon Fatt is a sunbather, a sun-chaser, an avowed sun-worshipper.
Available at Ming Fine Art Gallery, Straits Quay