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QUIET VILLAGE (2014) by Tay Poi San

QUIET VILLAGE (2014) by Tay Poi San


b. Johor, 1953




Signed, dated and sealed (lower right)
Ink and colour on paper, framed

68 cm x 68 cm

  • About the Artist

    Born in 1953 in Johor, Tay Poi San is a Malaysian Nanyang Style third-generation Chinese brush painting artist, an art movement founded in Southeast Asia around the 1950s inspired by local indigenous culture. He is also the advisor of South Johor Chinese Ink Painting Society and the lecturer of Dessin Professional Academy, Johor Bahru.


    Tay has been exhibiting his works of art since the 1980s. He held his first solo exhibition at the Ideal Arts and Craft Centre, Johor Bahru in 1995. He further held more than 10 solos in Johor including at Landmark Hall, Johor Bahru (1999), Puteri Pacific Hotel, Johor Bahru (2006), Neo Art Institute, Johor Bahru (2007), Art 52 Gallery, Johor Bahru (2014) and Dessin Professional Academy, Johor Bahru (2015). His 13th solo exhibition - “Asal . Anak Gunung Ledang” took place at Sunway Iskandar Event Gallery, Johor in 2019.


    Tay has joined group exhibitions held in the National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (1996, 2006 & 2012), Maybank Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (1984, 1988 & 2006), Johor Art Gallery, Johor (2003 & 2009), Cao Tang Men Eastern Arts Society Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur (2006 & 2012) and expos like Artists Art Fair Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (2014 & 2015). He also exhibited overseas in Taipei (1993), Seoul (1996), Amsterdam (1997), Singapore (2001 & 2008), Xiamen Art Museum, China (2002) and Bangkok (2004). 


    Tay has published two art catalogues – “Nanyang Brush – Tay Poi San” and “Asal . Anak Gunung Ledang” in 2016 and 2019 respectively. His artworks are collected by institutions like Johor Art Gallery and the Korea Culture Art Research Institute as well as private collectors worldwide including Japan, the United States and France. It is no wonder that his painting was selected as one of the World’s 500 Best Chinese Ink Masterpieces by Ink Global in 2020.




    郑贝山从1980年代起水墨创作至今。1995年,郑贝山在柔佛新山巧艺坊艺术中心举办了第一场个展。之后,他相继在柔佛举行了超过10场个展,地点包括:新山广场、新山福建会馆、新山泛太平洋公主酒店、新山时代艺术学院、新山文化街五十二号艺廊以及新山迪尔赛专业设计学院。他的第十三次个展 – “缘起 ∙ 金山脚下” 于2019年在柔佛依斯干达双威活动展厅举办。




    郑贝山出版有:《郑贝山画集》(2016)及《缘起 ∙ 金山脚下 – 郑贝山画集》(2019)。他的收藏家有柔佛州立画廊、新山泛太平洋公主酒店、新山中华公会、新山福建会馆、加拿大中华文学院、台湾书法教育协会、韩国艺术文化研究学院、荷兰全球华侨协会,以及海内外私人收藏家。2020年,作品获评选为香港“全球水墨画大展2020”世界500强。


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