klPAC (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre) is currently hosting a solo exhibition by Lee Hui Ling. The contemporary artist, although still young at age has already exhibited her works in countries like Singapore, New York and Malaysia as well as around Europe. She had previously studied under a scholarship at the Sarah Lawrence College in New York and is known to be a passionate environmentalist. Hui Ling is no stranger to art as she was born into a family of artists and today, she works in several visual narratives. She is also the founder for Swim for Oceans.
The name Subterranea came from the word subterranean and was inspired by what grows in this part of earth that includes sea creatures, fossils, bones and others. Essentially the solo show will involve a series of pen-and-ink drawings which were made to support environmental causes which can be seen with the subject matter that Hui Ling uses. It explores into the way plants create random and chaotic patterns in search for water which in turn involves interaction with mother earth. Part of the proceeds made through the sale of artworks during the show will be channeled to environmental movements which are Red Cross and Greenpeace International.