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Lot 127

Chen Wei Meng
b. Terengganu, 1965

Qinghai Lake 1, 2014

signed and dated (lower right)
acrylic on canvas
60 x 135cm

PROVENANCE
Private collection, Kuala Lumpur

ESTIMATE RM 8,000 – 14,000
Qinghai in the Tibetan autonomous plateau is regarded as the source of the Mekong River, Southeast Asia’s mightiest river, and the lake is the largest saline and alkaline lake in China. Known for his photo realist paintings, Chen Wei Meng studies the art of landscape through the contours and forms of northwest China. In 2013, the artist embarked on a 30-day journey exploring landscapes such as Xinjiang, Dunhuang and Qinghai Lake, documenting the process through his art.

Chen Wei Meng first garnered recognition for his works on Terengganu, especially the littoral fringes from Kuala Besut to Kemaman. He showed promise when awarded the Special Prize in the Buncho National Water Colour Award in 2000. His solo exhibitions include Musang’s Words, Wei-Ling Contemporary, Kuala Lumpur (2020), Sekinchan: Land Of Fertility, Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (2016), and 20 Days In Northwest China (part 1), Wei-Ling Contemporary, Kuala Lumpur (2014).