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Wong Perngfey's first solo exhibition in Hong Kong

by Simon Yuen on Oct 25, 2015 in Lifestyle
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'Traces by the Wind', 2015

'Traces by the Wind', 2015

Hong Kong-based gallery Contemporary by Angela Li is currently exhibiting works by Wong Perngfey

The gallery is currently presenting a selection of works by Malaysian artist Wong Perngfey. The exhibition is entitled  Tonight the Light is Almost Sweet, and is Wong's first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

The show displays works which he believes manifest the impact of places he has lived in. Born in Malaysia, he was previously based in the artist village of Yogyakarta in Central Java, Indonesia before moving to Beijing, China in 2010.

Tonight the Light is Almost Sweet  2015 Oil and enamel on linen  135x200cm

‘Tonight the Light is Almost Sweet’, 2015

When he moved to Beijing, his artworks still bore the traces he brought with him from the Southeast Asian countries he lived in, such as recognisable settings of Indonesia and Malaysia. His works have now become abstract, showcasing his evolution as an artist.

Traces of Time, Oil and spray paint on linen 155x135cm

‘Traces of Time’, 2015

Wong Perngfey obtained the Scholarship Award of the Malaysian Institute of Art and graduated in 1998, and was awarded Artist Residency in Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia in 2002. He has been living in Beijing and working as a full time artist since 2010. His artworks are collected by the National Visual Arts Gallery, Bank Negara Malaysia Museum Art Gallery and Khazanah Nasional in Kuala Lumpur.

Traces of Time II, Oil and spray paint on linen 155x135cm

‘Traces of Time II’, 2015

Details

Venue:  G/F, 248 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Date: Until 7 November 2015

Time: Monday-Saturday 10am-6.30pm

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