Ooi Kok Chuen

Recent and archived articles by Ooi Kok Chuen

23 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM

Multimedia works a hit

Video, ping-pong balls, digital apps — at this year’s Young Contemporaries awards, non-traditional works win big.

Primordial shape: Where I Come From II by Yim Yen Sum (above) has a shape that can shift according to how the attached fishing lines are pulled. — Photos by DARRAN TAN/The Star
26 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM

Setting the art stage in Singapore

Art Stage Singapore 2014 saw a bigger push on art from the region through curated country platforms.

13 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM

Passing of an iconoclastic artist – Tan Tong (1942-2013)

His body might have been frail but on canvas, he was a colossus of strength and creative energy.

Tan Tong posing with one of his creations produced based on his research on works by his idol Pablo Picasso.
29 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM

A fine parade at Art Expo Malaysia 2013

With a balance of commerce and contemporary cool, Art Expo Malaysia 2013 exceeded expectations.

Fight ing spirit : Zulkifli Yusoff’s stunning piece 'Pahang Warrior' was a big hit at Art Expo 2013. – Core Design Gallery
15 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM

Growing in numbers

Art Expo Malaysia 2013 returns as a leading destination for art collectors, curators and for new emerging galleries to get noticed.

M.F. Husain’s Self Portrait, from Lakshana Gallery in India.
14 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

Soul of a nation

'Kembara Jiwa Fukuoka: Expanded Passion' is a sampler of Malaysian contemporary art bound for Japan in October.

Ilham Fadhli Mohd Shaimy's work titled 'Teduh', finished by acrylic and collage on canvas.
30 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Legacy behind the lens

Master photographer Ismail Hashim’s work will best be remembered for its incisive socio-commentary.

We Are Brush Cutters / Ghost Busters / Ninjas / Aeroplane People / Grass Cutters is one of the classic photo montages by Ismail Hashim.
16 Jun 2013 | 7:00 AM

Art Basel ahead of the game

Art Basel highlighted Hong Kong’s new status as an international arts hub.

The Art Basel Hong Kong fair replaced Art HK, Hong Kong’s former art fair which was set up in 2008. It was recently taken over by the high-profile Swiss Art Basel franchise, which has been showcasing modern and contemporary art since 1970. - AFP Photo
26 May 2013 | 7:00 AM

Shadows on canvas

Art lovers are being treated to a rare glimpse of the biggest collection of works by Malaysia’s foremost wayang kulit artist.

12 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

The rustic pathways

The late Tew Nai Tong's works resonate with a perpetual yearning for freedom and the free spirit.