CHANG FEE MING
b. Terengganu, 1959
DALEM PURI PELIATAN VII, 2002
Ink on paper
13cm x 20cm
Private Collection, Selangor.
Chang Fee Ming: From South China Sea… To Mount Agung, Komaneka Fine Art Gallery, Bali, Indonesia, 2012; illustrated on exhibition catalogue, page 29.
ESTIMATE RM 4,000 - 6,000
PRICE REALISED RM 4,480
Dalem Puri Perliatan VII is a sketch created by Chang Fee Ming for the exhibition in Bali titled From South China Sea… To Mount Agung, a solo show which works was displayed almost concurrently in Kuala Lumpur and Bali in 2012. Wayan Juniartha wrote in the exhibition catalogue that the show is “a celebration of journeys, of changes, and, most importantly, of the ephemeral nature of our (physical) existence. We are all on the journey to the mountain, to find our last moment and to rejoice on one realization that when one journey ends, another one will begin.”
Chang Fee Ming is an accomplished watercolourist known for his unique renditions and interpretations of peoples, traditional societies and their cultures and the often exotic, remote places he visited in Indonesia, Nepal, Africa, the Indo-Chinese communities along the Mekong right up to its source in Tibet. Since his first foray to Bali in 1985, he has etched his place in Indonesian art history, especially in Bali. His array of awards include the Malaysian Watercolour Society award (1984 and 1985), the Sime Darby Art Asia gold award (1985) and the PNB Malaysian art award (1985). He also won the Minor Awards in the Young Contemporary Artists competition in 1986 and 1987. He won distinction awards in the Rockport Publishers USA in 1997 and the Dom Perignon Portrait of A Perfectionist Award (Malaysia) in 1999. He was a co-winner (Malaysia) of the Winsor & Newton World Millennium Painting Competition in 1999. In 2009, he was selected for the Singapore Tyler Print Institute project in 2009 which resulted in his solo exhibition Imprinted Thoughts.
The World of Chang Fee Ming , Essay: Ooi Kok Chuen, Edited by Garrett Kam, 1995.
The Visible Trail of Chang Fee Ming , Christine Rohani Longuet, 2000.
Chang Fee Ming: From South China Sea… To Mount Agung , Pipal Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Komaneka Fine Art Gallery, Bali, Indonesia, 2012.