Kho Tjie Tjay
Son of a Chinese spice trader who settled in Indonesia at the age of 15, Tjie Tjay now 65, with 3 children and 2 grandchildren, grew up in a single room shack with 6 brothers and sisters. He was 11 years old when he made his first painting and began the journey of art that would later give him the recognition from the Royal house of Rajas di Karangasem and international collectors from Germany, Australia, and the Netherlands.
According to Tjie Tjay his inspiration begins at sunrise and music “It is my joy to pour inspiration on canvas flowing together with the morning sun rises for a few minutes each day. This takes much time to make one work of art. But it is the obligation of a father and husband to make them part of my creativity. Believe on the Lord’s grace it is in my art… Faithful in friendship and connected with relationships of people. I continue to expand my art and now include the inspiration of my son who is a musician.
In the featured series “Emotional Interdependence” is about friendship, jealousy, love, piety, Hope, and frivolity, the canvas moves to express both the passion and pain that enters our soul through any relationship