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allentan is a Malaccan born self-taught artist who expresses his
emotions through his art, often using human relations and psyche
as his main theme. Its uniqueness is the representation of his
perception of human emotions – Truefaces.
Why “Truefaces”?
The realities of life dictate that masks have to worn at times, be it in
the business world or in the comfort of home. These masks or faces
are inevitable as all of us need to interact with one another in different
environments. Some faces are worn with the aim of achieving harmony,
like compromises between loved ones, some to dispel distrust, like
business negotiations. Some are even worn to mesmerize and to enthrall,
like in entertainment. So many faces all of us have to wear in life, which one
is true?
The “Truefaces” collection encapsulates allentan’s interpretation of the
various projections of this concept. He has captured the diversity of
“Truefaces” in abstract and realistic paintings.
Not wanting to restrain his styles and to explore more versatility in his painting,
allen decided to embark on his own journey to explore one of the most beautiful
creatures on earth – the Horse. From an artistic viewpoint, allen finds the
physique and temperament of the horse a fascinating study. Painting with acrylic
on a single roll of canvas of traditional Chinese rice paper measuring 156cm x
1000cm, this painting has been recognized by the Malaysian Book of Records to
be “longest horse painting on canvas”.
He also painted several portraits and themed pieces for royalty, celebrities &
corporate personalities such as The Yang Di Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, 2007,
His Royal Highness, The Sultan of Selangor, His Royal Highness, The Sultan of
Perak, 2011, Prime Ministers of Malaysia, Simon Yam (Hong Kong Actor), A.R.
Rahman ( musical composer, India), Datuk Siti Nurhariza ( Top Malaysian Artiste.
He also participated in various events & fund-raising projects & charitable events.
  • 2004 - Solo Exhibition “Painted & Perfected - Art with Audi” Glenmarie KL
  • 2005 - Pameran amal Tsunami – Balai Seni Lukis Negara Kuala Lumpur
  • 2005 -  “Wear It Pink” Gala Dinner & Exhibition, Sheraton Hotel KL
  • 2006 - “Arts + Earth” Art Festival by Global Environment Centre
  • 2007 - “Superbikers 3-Nation Charity Ride”, KL Tower for WAO
  • 2007 -“Passionately Pink”in conjunction with women breast cancer awareness          
Exhibition, PJ Jaya One
  • 2009 - Solo Exhibition at KL Marriott Hotel, Star Hills Art Gallery
  • 2009 - Pink Ribbon R2R (Breast cancer awareness) – Reach To Recovery ,  
Charity Auction
  • 2009 - Extraordinary Efforts for Excellence Charity Nite , Solo Exhibition 9
  • 2010 - Painted six canvas paintings , theme “eco green” for Starbucks New Look          
In-house display at Times Square KL
  • 2010 - Solo Exhibition at Melaka Art Gallery- An expression of emotions through ART      
  • 2010 - Painting together with the Governor of Melaka at Melaka River            
in conjunction with Pesta Sungai Melaka
  • 2010 - 1Malaysia painitng was presented to Datuk Seri Mohd Najib, Prime      
Minister of Malaysia @ Sukma closing ceremony in Melaka
  • 2010 - Presented portraits of Prime Minister and the first Lady to Datin Seri          
Rosmah Mansor at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in conjunction with the        
Launching of Kidzcare Foundation
  • 2010 & 2011 - Auction of trueFACES original paintings for Kechara Charity dinner
  • 2011 - Auction of trueFACES original painting for book cover “Governing   Business
and relationships” by A. Parthasarathy at the launching of the new book at Holiday Villa
Subang. All proceeds go to the Vedanta Cultural Foundation, India 
  • 2011 - Auction of trueFACES original painting in aid of Tsunami Relief at  
Japanese Evening at Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya
  • 2011 -  Supply trueFACES canvas arts –title “Elements” for Eastin Hotel
newly refurbished rooms.
  • 2011 - Participated in MCAT Melaka ( Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism            
Festival organised by Tourism Malaysia and Perzim Melaka At Folk Arts            
Gallery and Melaka Art Gallery in Melaka
  • 2011 - Participated in MASIF 2011 ( Music, Arts, Style, International Festival        
2011) @ KLCC Gallery Petronas - Fusion of Passion
  • 2012 - Solo Exhibition in Melaka Art Gallery- The Exploration of Horses
  • 2012 - Participated in 1Malaysia contemporary Art Tourism festival 2012 in Melaka
  • 2013 – Solo Exhibition in Bastion House Melaka- truefaces art collection ll.