In The World of Art & Culture, There Is Always Something for Everyone.
In recent years, the art scene in Malaysia has been blooming beautifully. The appreciation for art within our society has been apparent, however, there is still room to grow. Most of us don’t realise the importance of cultivating the richness of art and culture.
Thus, it’s noteworthy to have foresight in art investing because an art collection is seen as the manifestation of corporate identity and culture. Unsure of where to begin? Why not start with something close to home – local Malaysian artists and their works.
For The Prim & Proper
Fascinated by the natural actions and reactions of our ecology, Tiong Chai Heing’s inspiration comes from her childhood upbringing in an oil palm estate. Running freely andnot afraid of what lies in the treacherous stretch of the estate.
Through her painting style that dives deep into the natural patterns of withering forms and her creative use of materials, such as used wedding gowns – her artworks pay attention to the rejected groups in society and to relate to the neglected state of abandoned objects.
Not only are her paintings remarkably realistic, Chai Heing’s artistic execution is spot on when it comes to depicting and reconstructing the texture on canvas.
For The Funky & Creative
Mixing the bizarre and the mundane is what artist Jane Stephanny does. Her interest in kitsch and B-Horror movies has bled into her artworks unapologetically. Jane’s artworks are eye-catching yet slightly unnerving when you take a better look at them. The use of light pastel colours to depict oddly grotesque creatures is truly astonishing!
Being an ardent follower of the Zen philosophy of wabi-sabi, finding perfection in imperfection and embracing mistakes. This resonates throughout her artworks, all her characters are flawed and aren’t afraid to show their ugly side. Often featuring arrays of weird hybrid creatures, freaks of natures, which blurs the lines between humans and animals. Making us, humans, question if we really are any different from the creatures we choose to surround ourselves with.
Jane’s paintings may seem self-explanatory yet makes the audience ponder and question the meaning behind each one of her works.
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