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September 8, 2011
Starhill Gallery Arts Festival
September 8, 2011

A Body of Work by Lui Cheng Thak, Metro Art Gallery

The Metro Art Gallery is going to hold a solo show entitled ‘A Body of Work’ by renowned artist Lui Cheng Thak from September 12 to October 22, 2011. This is where there will be a total of 66 paintings which were produced between 1998 to 2002 by Lui that covers a wide range of aspects involving heritage buildings.

The paintings exude sentimental values like nostalgia and history and it covers the likes of the temples of Ubud, the Barong dance, Balinese culture and other related cultures. Each of the pieces at this exhibitions tells a tale that Lui has experienced in his travels and one can perceive his appreciation for old Straits Chinese architecture.

His works cover his travels from Kuala Lumpur towards Penang and Malacca which are both known for its pre-war architectural buildings and structures while he also paints the common practices and lives of the locals like the ancestral homes and the trishaw pullers. On top of that, there is also the Balinese series where one can appreciate a more cultural perspective of Lui’s work. This is where Lui is able to integrate art and architecture so meticulously that it seemed to come so effortless to him. The gallery will be opened from Mondays to Fridays from 11.30am to 5pm while on Saturdays, one can visit the exhibition from 11am to 4pm.

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