BEARING HOPE (2009) by Tay Poi San

BEARING HOPE (2009) by Tay Poi San


b. Johor, 1953




Signed and sealed (left) 

Chinese ink and colour on rice paper

70 cm x 67 cm


Catalogued in "Nanyang Brush - Tay Poi San" (2016)



See all Tay Poi San's artworks here


  • Born in 1953 in Johor, Tay Poi San is a Malaysian Nanyang Style third generation Chinese brush painting artist - an art movement founded in Southeast Asia around the 1950s inspired by local indigenous culture. An advisor of the South Johor Chinese Ink Painting Society and lecturer of Dessin Professional Academy in Johor Bahru, Tay has been exhibiting his works of art since 1983. His art catalogues include -  “Nanyang Brush – Tay Poi San” (2016) and “Asal . Anak Gunung Ledang" (2019).


    2019       Sunway Iskandar Events Gallery, Johor

    2015       Dessin Professional Academy, Johor Bahru, Johor

    2014       Art 52 Gallery, Johor Bahru, Johor

    2009      Organized by Mercedes Garcia, at Johor Bahru, Johor

    2007      Neo Art Institute, at Johor Bahru, Johor

    2006      Puteri Pacific Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor

    2005      Hokkien Huay Kuan, Johor Bahru, Johor

    2003      Organized by Anne Watson, at Johor Bahru, Johor

    2001       Organized by Elrian Velsem, at Batu Pahat, Johor

    2000      Organized by Susan Seifert at Johor Bahru, Johor

    1999       Landmark Mall, Johor Bahru, Johor

    1998       Organized by Anne Watson, at Johor Bahru, Johor

    1995       Ideal Arts and Craft Centre, Johor Bahru, Johor



    2012       "The Form Art and Soul of Johor: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art Form Johor Gallery”, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

    2012       The Exhibition of Cao Tang Men Eastern Arts Society, Kuala Lumpur

    2009      "Pameran: Pelukis-Pelukis Johor", organized by Johor Art Gallery

    2008      Singapore & Malaysia Arts Exhibition in Singapore

    2006      “An Exhibition of Contemporary Art Form Johor'”, organized by National Art Gallery, Malaysia

    2006      “Showcasing the Best Malaysian Ink-Painting Artist”, organized by Maybank Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

    2004      “ASEAN - Japan Art Exhibition 2004” at Amarian Hall, Amarin Plaza, Bangkok

    2002      Invitation Show, Xiamen Art Museum, Xiamen, China

    1996       “The Philip Morris Group of Companies” Art Exhibition ‘96, at National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur



    2020      World’s 500 Best Chinese Ink Masterpieces by Ink Global

    2003      2nd Prize - 2003 Johor Open Competition for the Visual Art Rendition, Johor Art Gallery

    1997       Award - 1st ‘97 European Great Chinese Art Competition (Holland)

    1992       Maple Leaf Award - International Chinese Brush Painting Competition (Canada)

    1990       Special Award - International Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition (Taiwan)

    1987       1st Prize - National Chinese Brush Painting Competition, Kuala Lumpur



    Canada Institute of Chinese Art, Taiwan Calligraphy Education Society, Korea Culture Art Research Institute, Global Chinese Artistic Association of Holland, and many other local & overseas collectors

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