A Triumphant Come Back: Cheah Yew Saik

loading Cheah Yew Saik giving a speech.

THINGS happen for a reason – a popular adage which has been variously attributed to luminaries from Albert Schweitzer to Marilyn Monroe. For art-educationist-artist-activist Cheah Yew Saik @ Chia Ah Yoke, the period around June 2002 was his darkest hour and a life-changing turning point. He reclaimed himself as an Artist with a capital “A” and the array of large works in his Retrospective at the Penang State Art Gallery reflect his accomplishments in skills, input and manifestations. Still, having to resign in 2002 as director and principal of the Kuala Lumpur College of Art (KLCA) he founded and painstakingly built up ...

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