Art Talk

Chin Kon Yit - Revisited

Chin Kon Yit 

(June 15 - September 15, 2012 at SHALINI GANENDRA FINE ART@ Gallery Residence)
SGFA launches the summer season with a showcase of the renowned picturesque depictions of Malaysian architecture and scenes, by illustrious watercolourist, Chin Kon Yit. The 58 works, all from the Sketchbook series, are part of the artist's personal collection. Depicting Penang, Malacca and Kuala Lumpur, the watercolours are the last of the Sketchbook originals featured in the books: Kuala Lumpur Sketchbook, Penang Sketchbook and Malacca Sketchbook. These are the last of the original works. 
The important  Sketchbooks publications were the first to  marry  architectural explanation, (written by the legendary Chen Voon Fee), with the elegance of images. The Sketchbooks (Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Penang) have been hugely popular and successful in documenting the spirit and aesthetics  of Malaysian scenes.

Artist's Bio:
Chin Kon Yit is one the most established and internationally renowned watercolourists of South East Asia. His works are in the collections of the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, Central Bank of Malaysia, Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, Oriental Bank and Petronas Gallery. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions, locally and internationally, for over 40 years.
The continuing inspiration for Chin Kon Yit’s art has  been heritage architecture and artefacts as well as rural and urban scenes. His refined painting technique allows him to depict intricate detail with unfailing accurateness, in  watercolour. These works manifest his extraordinary artistic talent and tenderness for his subjects, everyday life in contemporary Malaysia and the  vanishing scenes.

Chin Kon Yit – Revisited  offers the opportunity to revisit these important works of this prominent artist, and through his works, to revisit many of the familiar places and feelings evoked by his art.
This will be the 5th solo exhibition of this accomplished artist with SGFA. CHIN KON YIT – REVISITED will be on show from  June 15 - September 30, 2012. 

For more information / viewing:
Shalini Ganendra Fine Art  @ Gallery Residence
8 Lorong 16/7B
Section 16
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 7960 4740
Hours:  Tues to Sat  11am – 7pm   (closed on public holidays)
fb :  SGFA


Chin Kon Yit's Previous Sketchbooks

Artist's first book records the capital's rich architectural heritage

Chin Kon Yit's Malacca Sketchbook reflects the colourful fabric of traditional heritage
Chin's version of Jalan Gereja, Malacca

Penang Sketchbook captures a mixture of cultural diversity 

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