I am a painter and installation artist who is interested in showing simple forms in non-predictable ways. Familiar objects and patterns are used in my art to explore my interest in visual perception and how cultural conditioning and personal memories influence how we perceive and react to visual stimuli. My work contains material references that are influenced by my earlier career in architecture.
My art plays with both abstract and figurative themes and neo-objects are employed to further push assumptions and the imagination. Forms and colours are used to invite interpretations and dialogues and they are meant to ignite associations and emotions that would be different to each viewer. My work poses questions about what our attention is drawn to. I believe that we cognitively and perceptually mesh with painting, and that there’s a mutual activation. The resulting experience is generative.
I was born in Malaysia and currently live and and work in Barcelona.
Born 1975, Ipoh, Malaysia
Currently living and working in Barcelona, Spain
2019-2020 Turps Banana Art School, Course
2011 -2013 London Business School, MBA
2004-2005 The Bartlett, University College London. Architecture Part III
1996-2001 University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Bachelor of Architecture
2021. Cohort Art, In Absentia, virtual exhibition
2020 LITEHAUS Gallery (with Art Aviso), Door to Door, Berlin
2019 La Gloria Factoria de Arte, Freixas Free, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
2019 Slade School of Art, Progressing Painting, London
2010 RIBA, After Redundancy, London
2020 Ever_Emerging_Mag 1st issue; 13 artists
Collections and Commissions
Muzak I-VIII, Cronos Madrid, Commissioned 2020
Red, Black and White. Private collection, Berlin, Acquired 2019
David Bowie Lives in All of Us, Hotel 1882, Barcelona. Commissioned 2019
Pivot. Private collection, Paris. Acquired 2018
Girl With Frame. Private collection, Barcelona. Commissioned 2018
Zeus & Leda. Private collection, Barcelona. Commissioned 2018.
On The Bullet Train I-IV. Hotel 1882, Barcelona. Commissioned 2017