Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
Thanks to dad’s big name, I have a chance to attend Henry Butcher Art Auction Malaysia 2011’s Full Viewing night on the 27th of May. Dad is the only artist invited to Henry Butcher’s Art Auction Full Viewing Night in KL.
For those that think art exhibition or art auction sounds distinctive or glamourous, I would say its just because art industry is not that common in Malaysia. In other words, BLAME THE EDUCATION. Yes, I said that!!
Actually there are quite a number of art galleries in KL, like Ampang, Bangsar, Starhill, Pavillion, Mid Valley Gardens. Now, other than that, art lovers might already get to know about MAP@Publika, which is soon growing to be a must-visit spot for all art lovers, artists, and especially art collectors.
As a daughter of an artist, I grown up in a different ‘situation’, u can’t find a single framed photo in my house except my room… but there are tons of paintings hanging all around, and most of them are older than me!! In this kind of artsy fartsy up-bringing enviroment, I experience ‘numbness’ looking at paintings when I was in high school and it last for few years. However, when dad started his solo exhibition, my sense suddenly grew back, in fact even better!! ^_^
My eyes are just like my tougue, damn picky. The last time I spent my time admiring every single piece of artwork was in Melbourne. I m not criticizing Malaysian artworks, of course, but many many good ones are hidden. Henry Butcher Art Auction Malaysia 2011’s Full Viewing actually fulfill my wish to see these hidden masterpiece. Respectable artists like Dato’ Chuah Thean Teng, Bayu Otomo, Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, Chia Yu Chian all under one roof!!
Check out the sneak preview, pic poorly taken by me with my phone… sorry for that…
- Dato Chuah Thean Theng’s Batik
Dato Chuah Thean Theng is Malaysia’s Father of Batik, his unique concept and style is legendary. The bottom artwork is by Lee Long Looi, the vibrant one on the right is Khalil Ibrahim’s early piece.
Some of my favourite pieces, above is Relaxing by Peter Harris. Below, one of the most outstanding paintings among all is Cinta II by Bayu Otomo.
Dad is happy to see his artwork placed right at the side entrance. I personally love how dad present the colour of the sky. Both on the right by Wong Seng Non.
Cheah Yew Saik - Glorious Morning II
Last but not least, I was amazed by this artist that is quite new in the fine art industry. Marvin Chan who used to be in Advertising. Check out his work below.
THE HOPE OF ALWAYS AND INEVITABLE
Everything I write above is just my personal feelings, I m no art critic or what so ever. I believe Malaysia’s art industry is getting better and better, not just as a pure pleasure to the eyes, not to show how good your taste is, but also a very good investment. Another 5 months to the Malaysia Art Expo 2011, looking forward for that as I have high expectation for this year’s performance!!
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