Ooi Kok Chuen

Recent and archived articles by Ooi Kok Chuen

8 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Sarah Thornton’s new book explores the colourful cast of characters in the art world

Sarah Thornton’s new book introduces to a colourful cast who inhabit the art world.

Thornton's new book is an intriguing and surprisingly personal look into the lives of a variety of artists.
21 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM

State of expansion: Art Expo Malaysia 2014 all set to lure more visitors

The expo, now bigger in size, offers diverse opportunities for art collectors.

Jia Youfu's Shepherd's Song, Chinese ink painting, from Chit Fung Art (Hong Kong).
29 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM

Travel miles: Malaysian art steadily being noticed in Europe

The future of the Malaysian art scene looks ever bright and promising.

Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal’s posthumous exhibition Guru Of Colour: Pelukis In Zagreb in Croatia.
8 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM

Veteran artist lets his art speak for itself

Octogenarian artist Cheong Laitong’s refusal to describe his work has paradoxically proved a blessing.

Veteran artist Cheong Laitong, always the affable gentleman, at his recent Expression Of 60 Years - An Exhibition Of Selected Works From 1960 to 2013 at White Box, Publika in Kuala Lumpur.
25 May 2014 | 7:00 AM

Yoon Pooi Kong: Man of taste

Dr Yoon Pooi Kong is an unsung collector in the world of local art.

The personable Dr Yoon Pooi Kong, who is the chairman of the Malaysian Institute of Art's board of directors, shared considerable insights and anecdotes about art collecting at his 'A Scientist's Funny Walk In The World Of Art' talk at the Malaysian Institute of Art in Kuala Lumpur last weekend.
4 May 2014 | 7:00 AM

Australian art laws: Dealing with fraud

Australia strengthens the law to deal with art fakes.

In Australia, Aboriginal paintings, with the widespread use of simple geometry and dot patterns, are fair game to potential forgers, while for modern art, abstract paintings prove to be more popular targets. This piece was on display at the Beyond The Dots: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in 2011. – Filepic
13 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM

Private treasures: Art collector group lines up amazing discoveries

Malaysian Art Friends lines up amazing discoveries at National Visual Arts Gallery exhibition.

An art enthusiast ponders the heavy issues in Bayu Utomo Radjikin’s work Does History Change?, which is on show at the National Visual Arts Gallery.
6 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM

Prudential Malaysian Eye: Seeing is believing

The exhibition catalogues the bright lights of local contemporary art.

Sole-sappi ng: Andrew Chong Boon Pok’s installation Circumrotation (2009), which has attracted keen attention at the Prudential Malaysian Eye exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.
23 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM

Treasure trove at Art Trio exhibition

The Art Trio exhibition brings to light gems from three prominent collectors.

Affandi’s Portrait Of Tan Sri Kamarul Ariffin (1971), oil on canvas.
23 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM

Nature of contemporary art

Contemporary art is supposed to get in your face and elicit strong emotion.

Bakat Muda Sezaman award winner Mohd Fuad Md Arif.