Art Jakarta 2019 (Booth C12)
Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, is pleased to participate in the 11th edition of Art Jakarta, in which the gallery will represent a selection of Malaysian contemporary artists Cheong Kiet Cheng, Chin Kong Yee, Choy Chun Wei, Rajinder Singh and Yau Bee Ling, as well as Indonesia’s very own prominent artist, Dadang Christanto.
Cheong Kiet Cheng’s (B. 1981) paintings highlight the complex relationship between human and nature. Cheong Kiet Cheng is the 2018 UOB Painting of the Year (Malaysia) winner and the recipient of the 2018 UOB-Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Artists Residency Programme, where she will be presenting her works in an upcoming exhibition in October 2019.
Chin Kong Yee’s (B. 1973) works are warped in perspective, with a fish-eye lens effect to them. He has labelled his style as “Actuality Accorded Painting”. In Chin Kong Yee’s paintings, images change and evolve as you look at them. The past, present and future are enveloped into one instant, evoking a sense of surrealism. His latest solo exhibition, ‘Dancing With Shadows’ was held at Wei-ling Contemporary in 2018.
Choy Chun Wei (B. 1973) has established himself the most exciting and prominent mixed-media artists working in Malaysia today. In 2014, he was the only Malaysian artist to present a solo booth at ‘Insights’, the curated section of Art Basel Hong Kong. He was also part of the prestigious exhibition ‘Teh Tarik with The Flag’ at the National Gallery Malaysia in 2018, in which the piece Rebirth (2018) was featured.
Dadang Christanto (B. 1957) has won critical acclaim for his ability to portray and sensitively evoke reflections on universal human suffering. He was amongst the first Indonesian artists to enter the international art world in the early 1990s; the first and third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane in 1993 and 1999, and Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1998. His works are held by the National Gallery of Australia, as well as major collections around the globe.
Rajinder Singh (B. 1964) holds an enduring interest in South Asian magico-religious belief systems, and the shape and space that they deny us. He explores the variety of ways human unfolds the intersections between the world of the otherworldly, and the dynamics of global modernity. In 2019, he was part of the international show ‘Paralogical Machines: When Images Meet Us in Space and Time’ in Kuala Lumpur.
Yau Bee Ling’s (B. 1972) recent abstract landscapes mark an important turning point in Yau Bee Ling’s artistic practice, as she attempts to question life and femininity through a metaphorical approach. Master of composition and colours, the artist depicts components of the nature through her expressive gestures in painting. She has represented Malaysia international platforms such as the Asian Art Biennial in Dhaka, Bangladesh and at the Fukuoka Triennale.
30 August – 1 September 2019
Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) Senayan – Hall A and B
Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto, Senayan, Gelora, DKI Jakarta 10270
VIP Preview: Friday 30 August 2019, 1pm – 6pm
Vernissage: Friday 30 August 2019, 6pm – 9pm
Public Viewing: Saturday 31 August – Sunday 1 September 2019, 1pm – 9pm