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Lot 53

WONG CHEE MENG
b. Perak, 1975

THE EXPLORER, 2010

Signed and dated 'Wong Chee Meng 10' (on right frame)
Acrylic on canvas
100cm x 100cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Penang.


ESTIMATE  RM 6,000 - 8,000

PRICE REALISED  RM 6,720
A talented artist who represents depth perception in unconventional ways, his works offer viewers visually stimulating experience that exudes an invigorating pleasure. He is capable of executing such remarkable imagery through his play of colours and form as a result of being stereo blind which causes difficulties in viewing perspective. Chee Meng is able to see multiple images at the same time and has used this to his advantage by creating aesthetically invigorating artworks that demonstrate various angles in ways that others cannot see. The Explorer illustrates a dapper gentleman, blindfolded navigating his way through darkness. Pleasantly illustrated in shades of blue and green, this piece exemplifies contemporaneity.

Wong Chee Meng attained a Bachelor of Arts (2006) as well as a Master in International Contemporary Art and Design Practice (2010) from Curtin University, Australia. He has been involved in numerous exhibitions locally as well as internationally. Apart from being a practicing contemporary Malaysian artist, he also lectures at Lim Kok Wing University College of Creative Technology in Malaysia. A recent solo exhibition titled The Urban Abyss was held at Wei-Ling Gallery in Kuala Lumpur (2013). He has also held solo exhibitions at Reka Art Space (2003) and Taksu Gallery (2008) and participated in group exhibitions namely Feed Me, a WWF Charity Show at Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia (2006), Kata di Kota: A Malaysian Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Cuba in conjunction with the 9th Havana Biennale (2006), Exhibition #3 at One Menerung, Malaysia (2008), Fab 4 at Taksu Gallery, Malaysia (2009) and Anniversary Show 2009/2010 at Pace Gallery (2010). Among the awards which he has garnered include the Merit Award from Malaysian Institute of Art, a residency in ABN AMRO-Malihom Art programme in Penang in 2007 and at One Merenung in Kuala Lumpur in 2008.