Championing Chinese Ink- Perception Is What Is

By Ooi Kok Chuen

November 2013 PENANG PALETTE
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Being innovative while using traditional media is no easy task. Cheah Thien Soong absorbs his South-East Asian surroundings to express the brilliance of ordinary things.At the head of the Neo-Nanyang movement to promote Chinese ink tradition is Cheah Thien Soong @ Cheah Mei. At 71, he has been reinventing and revitalising the genre with a contemporary East-West fusion, infusing it with a Malaysian flavour. He relishes the heady glory of a triple back-to-back Retrospective that started in Singapore, moved on...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

art-writer and journalist, is 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.