Liew Choong Ching “Shadow & Light 2.0” Solo Art Exhibition, 2012


 Title: Cellist 1
Size:
101x101cm
Year: 2012
Medium: Oil on Canvas

 Title: Girl with Pipa 1
Size: 132x86cm
Year: 2012
Medium: Oil on Canvas

 
Title: Girl with Pipa 2
Size: 132x86cm
Year: 2012
Medium: Oil on Canvas

Title: Shadow Battle 8
Size: 71x122cm
Year: 2012
Medium: Oil on Canvas

Title: Shadow Battle 9
Size: 122x122cm
Year: 2012
Medium: Oil on Canvas

Title: Secret Battle 8
Size: 101x101cm
Year: 2012Medium: Oil on Canvas

Title: Secret Battle 7
Size: 101x101cm
Year: 2012
Medium: Oil on Canvas

An avid martial arts student, Liew loves kickboxing. The Shadow Boxing series reflects his effort in blending the spirit of martial arts with fine art. According to the artist, Shadow Boxing depicts the sparring of a human's mind as we constantly battle within ourselves, our own fierce enemy.

In “Shadow & Light 2.0”, Liew also takes the opportunity to explore his unique style of light and shadow into his newly developed Musician series to express the aesthetic of musical elements.


G-13 Gallery Open Show, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Title: Secret Battle 5
Size: 86x132cm
Year: 2012
Medium: Oil on Canvas

Liew Choong Ching - Malaysia Contemporary Figurative Artist

Liew Choong Ching(刘崇正)was born in Pahang, Malaysia in 1973 and studied fine art at the Kuala Lumpur College of Art in 1992-1994.

Liew emerged in the art scene since year 1999 and he fascination for people. Hence, painting people becomes his passion and a logical pursuit in his artistic development.

For the past few years, Liew has worked for his solo exhibitions which have expressed his passion for the South East Asia cultural traditions. Liew found renewed inspiration in figurative subject from Bali. Portrait and Balinese dancing became an appealing focus for his figurative paintings since year 2001.

Liew explored his personal feelings and desires in art and took the unusual step to depicting the aesthetic effects of martial arts. This led him to create his ground-breaking Shadow Boxing series in year 2010.

As a martial arts lover and learner, Liew loves kickboxing and reflected his passion to make a combination of the spirit between martial arts and fine art.

Liew's Shadow Boxing series represents the sparring of the human mind as we constantly battle within ourselves, our own fierce enemy.

Liew, has now emerged as an active and significant artist in the Malaysia art scene.



Biodata
Gender:  Male
Date of Birth:  30.12.1973

Place of Birth:  Mentakab, Pahang

Proffesion:  Full Time Artist since year 1999

Art Education:  2 years in Fine Art Course, Kuala Lumpur College of Art  (1992-1994)


Solo Exhibitions:

 
2012    : Shadow & Light 2.0, Art Salon@ Seni Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2011    : Secret Battle, Artseni Gallery, Starhill, Kuala Lumpur


2010    : Shadow & Light, Galeri Seni Mutiara, Penang


2009    :  Tropical Fragrance, Balai Berita New Straits Times Press, Kuala Lumpur


2007    :  Dialogue in Blossom, Artseni Gallery, Starhill, Kuala Lumpur


2006    :  Visual Innovations, Alpha Utara Gallery, Penang


2005    :  Voices of Nature, Hillside Corner Cafe & Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

           : 
Tropical Reflections, Bon Ton Resort, Langkawi
           : 
Tropical Reflections, Badan Warisan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

2004    :  Strode 30 Solo Art Exhibition, Balai Berita New Straits Times Press, Kuala Lumpur


Group Exhibitions: 

 2015   :  Life Begins, White Space Art Asia Gallery@ ION Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore
            :  X Individuals 2, Art Accent Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2014   :  Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2014, White Space Art Asia Gallery, Singapore  
          
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2014, Affinity For ART Gallery, Hong Kong
           Hong Kong Art Walk 2014, Affinity For ART Gallery, Hong Kong

2013   :  "Artist's Favourite II" Art Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.
           :  The 2nd Impression of Malaysia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang


2012   :  Safari Asian Watercolour Expression at Bentara Budaya Jakarta - Indonesia
           :  Safari Asian Watercolour Expression at Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta - Indonesia
           :  Safari Asian Watercolour Expression at Bentara Budaya Solo - Indonesia
           :  Safari Asian Watercolour Expression at Bentara Budaya Bali - Indonesia
           :  Open Show, G-13 Gallery, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

2011   : ArtExpo Malaysia 2011, Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

           : 
Genting Art Festival 2011, Resort Hotel, Gengting Highland, Pahang
           : The First New Expression World Art Biennial, ZhengZhou Art Museum, Henan Province, China

2010   : Impression of Malaysia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang


2009   : "Stretch Your Imagination", Penang State Art Gallery, Penang


           :  "Stretch Your Imagination", SGM Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

2008   : South East Asian Contemporary, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur

           : 
"Ini Baru Ini", Vivi Yip art room, Jakarta, Indonesia
           : 
"Other Stories" from the Recent USM Fine Art Collection, Museum & Gallery USM, Penang

2007   :  Pesta Pulau Pinang 2007, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang

           : 
Art Life Learning 2, Artseni Gallery, Starhill, Kuala Lumpur
           : 
Still Life, Galeri Citra, Kuala Lumpur
           : 
"Artist's Favourite" Art Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang

2006   :  Landscape Malaysia 2006, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

           :  Arts & Earth 2006 art exhibition, KLPac, Kuala Lumpur


2005   :  "Life-Perceived & Depicted" 3 Man Show, Artist 3 Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

           : 
Selections-Exploring Private Collections, MIA Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2004   :  3 Man Show, Hillside Corner Cafe & Gallery, Kuala Lumpur


2003   :  Our Heritage, Citra Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

           : 
Visual Delight Two Man Show, Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam
           : 
Bare-a look at the nude, Townhouse Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
           : 
The National Cancer Society of Malaysia Charity Art Exhibition, Elle Six Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2002   :  Identities - Self Portrait , National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

           : 
Figuring Splendour, Metro Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2001   :  Open Show 2001, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur


1999   :  Children of The Land, Metro Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur


1998   :  Pesta Open Art Exhibition'98, Penang State Gallery, Penang

           : 
Bakat Muda '98 Pesta Pulau Pinang, Penang State Gallery, Penang

1997   :  Pameran Karya Seni Kreatif Kebangsaan PNB'97, Theatrette Menara PNB, Kuala Lumpur


1993   :  Young Talent Exhibition'93, Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

           :  Rural Malaysia, Shah Alam Gallery, Shah Alam

           : 
Open Show '93, Shah Alam Gallery, Shah Alam

Selected Public Collections:


PNB (Permodalan Nasional Berhad), Kuala Lumpur

Kontena Nasional, Kuala Lumpur

Balai Berita NSTP, Kuala Lumpur

Mahkota Parade, Melaka

Museum & Gallery USM, Penang

Istana Negeri, Terengganu

and private collector from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Middle East, United States,
England, Switzerland, France, New Zealand & Australia