Emerging Malaysian Artists you should take note of
Jul03

Emerging Malaysian Artists you should take note of

Malaysia is a hot-pot of art where there are constantly new and emerging artists who graduate each year while many established ones are continuously producing some of the best art in the region. This is because of the healthy art scene locally and the rich culture that the country is so known for. Below is the list for some of the emerging artists that you should ‘follow’.   Dzarull Jeffry – Dzarul is one of the few amazing graffiti...

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Choy Chun Wei showcases his signature at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 with ‘The Human Landscape’
Jun02

Choy Chun Wei showcases his signature at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 with ‘The Human Landscape’

Another Malaysian artist did the country when he showcased his works at the recently held Art Basel Hong Kong. Renowned contemporary artist Choy Chun Wei was the only artist to represent Malaysia at the art festival, deemed as the Olympics of the art industry globally. Choy exhibited ‘The Human Landscape’ where he developed it throughout the show which was held from 15th to 18th May. He was represented by Wei-Ling Gallery where the...

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Where are the new Malaysian artists?
Feb19

Where are the new Malaysian artists?

Malaysia has one of the most vibrant and dynamic contemporary art scenes in the region today. This is very much evident with the mushrooming and opening of new art galleries around the country which is most prominent in major cities like Kuala Lumpur and Penang while there has been a growing trend of art auctions being held throughout the year. A growing industry like the Malaysian art scene would warrant a steady flow of talents and...

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ABU=ASHES painting by Young Contemporaries finalist removed for reasons unknown
Feb13

ABU=ASHES painting by Young Contemporaries finalist removed for reasons unknown

A painting by emerging Malaysian artist Cheng Yenpheng was removed by the National Visual Arts Gallery as it contained a famous anti-Umno slogan. The painting was among the finalist in the Bakat Muda Sezaman 2013 or Young Contemporaries, one of the most prestigious and most anticipated national art competitions where the painting had to be taken down for having the words ‘ABU=ASHES’ spray painted across it. The Tourism and Culture...

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Wei-Ling Gallery represents Malaysia at Art Basel 2013
May29

Wei-Ling Gallery represents Malaysia at Art Basel 2013

The widely anticipated Art Basel 2013 Hong Kong saw some very interesting visitors who came to the most prominent art fair in the world. There were quite a lot of leading celebrities and leaders who came to the fair which have in recent years included the likes of Kate Moss and Chelsea FC owner and Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. It is not always that one gets to see so many known people around the world who seemed to be...

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Remembering Tew Nai Tong – The Passing of a true Malaysian Artist
May13

Remembering Tew Nai Tong – The Passing of a true Malaysian Artist

The Malaysian art scene recently suffered a great loss when Tew Nai Tong passed away on May 4th. The late artist’s works have been an inspiration to many artists who came after him. Nai Tong died from an aggravated lung infection at the age of 77 and this is a great loss to the industry who in recent years have been in need of a revamp and a revisit to the old school of artists and their own unique signatures. Nai Tong is a graduate...

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