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Jackie Chin

"Bustling Old Town" Watercolour Print

$35.00

Jackie Chin

"Bustling Old Town" Watercolour Print

$35.00

  • 11 3/4" x 16" (298mm x 405mm) including an approximate 1" (25mm) image border
  • 360gsm (135lb cover) 100% palm paper
  • lithography printing
  • ships flat

Description:

Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural country with a population approaching 30 million people spread over Penninsular or West Malaysia, and Borneo Malaysia or East Malaysia. Rising from the British Colonial period after independence from Britain in August of 1957, Malaysia has built a modern and forward thinking economy married to its old world charm, thus setting itself apart from its southeast Asian neighbours with a vibrant and eclectic mix of new and old traditions, bustling street life and endless cultural nuances.

Jacky Chin, an artist who lives in Kuala Lumpur, painted this original watercolour from a series of sketches which depicts everyday life of in the Old Section of Ipoh, a bustling city of approximately 700,000 located two hours by car north of KL. In a scene which can be replicated in virtually every city and town in Malaysia, a lorry loaded with palm oil fruit destined for a local palm oil mill jostles in the hectic mid-day traffic.