A Hard Climb to Success

By Ooi Kok Chuen

September 2018 PENANG PALETTE
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Blue Mosque Istanbul 伊斯坦堡 大回教堂 (91x122cm, 2015).
THE twin tapestry of panoramic muralsized paintings on show stretched some 36 ft (triptych), and consisted of newly deeply etched portraits with impasto eddies. It is a fitting accolade for an artist whose prominence comes from his wish to capture landscapes of places and of the heart and soul through the landscape of faces.My Home Town - Padang River, Tapah, Perak, Malaysia 霹雳州打巴,我的家乡 (61x76cm, 1976).Chinese Temple Malacca 马六甲神庙 (61x92cm, 1979).KL Railway Station 吉隆坡火车站 (92x92cm, 1994).The Peter Liew Retrospective at Wisma...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.