The Samadee Studio in Buit Jalil will be holding a solo exhibition by Loo Foh Sang, one of the most renowned and established printmaking artists in Malaysia. The exhibition is entitled Colourful Life and will be held until October 24th. This is a great chance to get up, close and personal with the exemplary works of Loo whose works have always been colourful and sharply contrasted in his interplay of objects and his excellent printing techniques.
The artist is one of the artists who graduated from the prestigious Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1966 where he learnt the art and techniques of printmaking from Stanley William Hayter, one of the more renowned printmaker in England when he joined the Atelier-17 to study Graphic Art. This was a year after he furthered his studies to the Ecole National Superienre des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France.
Since returning to Malaysia, Loo has worked to expand his methods from printmaking to oil painting as well as into ink-and-wash artworks. He has won several awards that recognized his art throughout the years including the Asia-Pacific Art Golden Award in 2009 and the Global Golden Brand Award a year later. It is not often that an artist who focuses on printmaking is able to create such waves in the highly competitive art scene around the region and that is just what Loo has successfully did.
Loo who is born in Pahang in Gambang has works that have travelled around the world while he is also a highly respected artist among his peers. The Colourful Life exhibition is to further showcase his excellent techniques to the Malaysian public which will exude his experience in travelling to many parts of the world which will be seen through his unique colour ink-painting methods. The gallery is opened from Tuesdays to Sundays and closed on Mondays.