Views of Nanjing
Chong Choon Woon

After spending a year completing his Masters in Landscape Design at Nanjing Forestry University, Chong Choon Woon returned to Malaysia armed with a series of large canvases depicting the breathtaking vistas of Nanjing. These monumental works display the impact the environment had on him, both visually and emotionally. All of which are reflected in these paintings. His brushstrokes are confident and expressive, sweeping across the canvas in a fury of colours, layered one upon the other. Using a muted palette, his paintings reflect a feeling of nostalgia and longing. His use of space is best demonstrated in works like Wind, the Spirit Mountain and Spirit World series. This body of works display a strong development in Chong Choon Woon’s artistic career.