Tay Bak Koi
(1939 - 2005)
Tay Bak Koi was active/lived in Singapore. Tay Koi is known for painting.
Biography Tay Bak Koi
One of the most accomplished student of Cheong Soo Pieng, Tay Bak Koi is most recognised for his nostalgic scenes of villages, laconic bulls on grassland, as well as his cubist treatment of kelongs -as exemplified by this painting here. While many stylistic features in Tay's early works of the 60s may be traced to Cheong Soo Pieng, Tay eventually forged his own path with his progressively stylized pictorial schemas, developing his signature form of landscapes and buffaloes that exude an almost spiritual quality.
In this painting, the two human figures almost seem to be floating ethereally on a still lake. The cubist arrangement of the Kelong is a clever mirroring of the distortion of reflection on the water surface, thus bringing about
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