Malaysian art is widely contributed by a dynamic art scene. This involves many art galleries which represent both emerging and established artists across the country. One such gallery is the Metro Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur.
Background of Metro Fine Art
The Metro Fine Art is one of the most longest established art space in Malaysia. It opened its doors in 1996 which means it has been around for more than 20 years now. It is a private art gallery where it holds art exhibitions as well as provide art consultancy to the general public and its customers.
Art from across the region
This is one unique art space where one is able to find a wide range of artwork produced not only Malaysian artists but also from practitioners across Asia like Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Apart from the promotion of art and the creation of awareness among Malaysians and the art scene, Metro Fine Art is also involved with the discovery and nurturing of aspiring artists by providing them with the platform to grow and the space to exhibit their body of wor.
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.