Title: Remains ( 遗 。迹) Size : 92 x 92 cm Medium : Acrylic & mixed media on canvas Year: 2018
Pastel colour was used to create an atmosphere of meaningful journey with awareness of cultural heritage among Malaysians to promote Malaysian culture. The culture presented through acrylic paint shows the changes in the society, just like how we maintained our culture through inheritance and continued our society’s tradition through efforts. Culture may be depends on modern trends, but it is mostly through inheritance by hard efforts to maintain it to the generation. My life is the culture I inherited.
Title : Jom ! Minum Size :60 cm x 90 cm Year : 2017
Description : Inspired by the repeatation of the Batik design , over and over again, As a typical restaurant found in Malaysia , they will be served with a cup of tea and talk about the social issue happening in the society. The same conversation repeat over an over again, without action, And the issue will be forgotten with that cup of tea.
Title : The Hardworker （I , II, III, IV, V） Artist Name : Foong Yeng Yeng Medium : Acrylic on canvas Size : 90 cm x 60 cm Year : 2017
Artwork statement : “Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise”, as quoted by Frank Ocean. To me, there is beauty in those hard work. People worked hard for the sake of their children and their future, just like how we maintained our culture through inheritance and continued our society’s tradition through efforts. Culture may be depends on modern trends, but it is mostly through inheritance by hard efforts to maintain it to the generation. My life is the culture I inherited. Inspirations Inspire by Penang - rich culture ,heritage buildings, art .
Medium: Mix Media &Collage , Ceramic , Acrylic Year:2017 Size: 101cm x 97.5cm / 40 x 38 inches Award : Finalist of Vision Art Petron 2017 ,national art competition
Max Mri (Mah Meri) 2017
Mah Meri is described as a mask of Malaysian aboriginal culture (Orang Asli or Proto Malay). Their everyday resources,are used to express the everyday life of Malaysian aboriginal culture through experience and as well to show the reflection of the aboriginal society. In my opinion, we are all once came from the aboriginal culture before humans gain knowledge .Therefore this aboriginal culture should not be considered as a minority society but as the oldest and most important culture in the Malaysian society as these people and the others before them experienced histories of the past while now we get to enjoy the peace in the country. We should appreciate this such culture as not only because of their love for nature or because people say so, but of their role in the Malaysian culture as a majority of the Malaysian society. Artist statement: My work focuses on environment and human reaction. In this piece, yellow colour is used to represent a young power /energy of the youth. Mah Meri mask links to the web represents that, actually we are connected to one other, whenever we are. As they progress, we progress. As they evolve, so are we. There is always a relationship. Because of them, we all, including them themselves, manage to evolve many things. In this painting, there are two types of leaf bones art structures, where one of them is dyed with colour. That represent how we influence one another through culture and traditions into the original culture (which is represented as the undyed leaf bones section in the painting). The ceramic-made web serves as a “bone” of our culture as we slowly transform from the inside, as depicted as a colour web within, while preserving the “bone” of the culture as it is the origin of the culture of Malaysia.
Woman Mixed media and collage size: 5ft x 5ft. Artist Statemnt: “This artwork began with a sketch of self-portrait as the work is about how a person ( I ) changes throughout life. So, layers of portraits of my mother, my grandmother and I are drawn with exploration of variety materials and media in order to obtain structures and details of the portraits such as wrinkles, the texture of skin and size of the faces from birth, childhood, teenage years, maturity and lastly, getting old. So this artwork is more on cycle of a girl’s life through the generations as they all will look like their own mothers and grandmothers in the end in such endless cycle of reality.”