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Chin Kon Yit – Revisited

As an artist, Chin Kon Yit, needs no introduction. Chin’s watercolour paintings are some of the most distinguishable works one would have ever seen and his signature is seen not only in galleries but has also been permanently entrenched in several sketchbooks and publications.

Chin’s work has been exhibited not only within Malaysia and the region but they have travelled to many parts of the world, putting him among some of the best watercolour artists of today. His works have been collected by established and renowned corporations like the National Art Gallery, Bank Negara Malaysia and Petronas Gallery.

It is very common to see landscapes and architecture, most particularly Malaysian ones because they are Chin’s favourite subject matter. The Shalini Ganendra Fine Art is hosting Chin’s fifth solo exhibition entitled ‘Revisited’ which runs from 15th June to 15th September 2012.

This is where you can view 58 of the works of this highly illustrious artist which are gathered from all his Sketchbook series. Personal and intimate to Chin himself, there will be paintings of Penang, Malacca and Kuala Lumpur which are all depicted in their own respective books.

Today, the brilliant works of Chin can be ‘owned’ through the purchase of the Sketchbooks but it would be ultimately satisfying to actually view the works in real life. After all, to view and appreciate the works of one of Malaysia’s watercolour masters would be a privilege in its own accord.
Chin is known for his exemplary work where he appreciates the rich heritage of architecture and buildings which are found in rural and urban spaces. He keeps his passion alive in the watercolour medium and continues to offer intricate details in his works throughout.

By painting the likes of buildings and known structures, it offers the viewer with a sense of nostalgia as well as association with these objects as they are local and close to the heart and seen through the colourful brushes of this innovative individual.

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