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Yellow Flower


22/09/2019 - 29/09/2019

Screaming Colours


Solo exhibition


Ng Hon Loong 吴汉龙


Younie Gallery, Kuala Lumpur


22 September 2019 at 07:00:00


Led by Henri Matisse, Fauvism was an artistic movement characterised by wild brushstrokes, bold strident colours and flat composition in paintings, which deviated away from the naturalistic approach retained by previous art movements. Being heavily criticised at first, the unconventional movement slowly finds its place in the western art world and still a highly admired and respected movement today. Fauvism paved ways towards the development of Modernism and Abstract Expressionism, which later gave rise to the emergence of the Colour Field movement. Colour field painters place less emphasis on strokes and lines, filling the canvas with large field of flat, solid colours. The colour is the subject, and the only language to convey thoughts and emotion in these paintings. Graduated from France, Ng Hon Loong's works were deeply influenced by these movements. His immense talent and style, however, was not well received by our society back in those days who fell behind in knowledge and ability to understand and appreciate art. The reality and rejection made him struggled to find confidence and sense of direction in life. Luckily, with a positive change in his life and environment these recent years, he gradually picks up from where he left off. In this exhibition, viewers can now have the chance to enjoy his works of this wild yet captivating style. Not only that, he managed to integrate Chinese ink painting techniques into his creation. His works today incorporates the concept of Yin and Yang, the harmonious balance westerners strived hard to achieve in arts. He embraced the idea of "emptiness" to create space and dimension, and uses colour contrasts to structure his works and strengthen the expression of colours. Bit by bit, he eventually found his way into his own painting style and philosophy out of these western art movements.

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