My Art Quest

My Landscape 2
By Liew Kian Yap
My Landscape 2 Exhibition
21 April 2013
at Galeri Seni Mutiara

Koay Soo Kay (Galeri Seni Mutiara), Antonio Chong ( Guest of Honor)
Chin Kon Yit, Jason Yeoh, Ken Tan, Lim Kok Hong & Koh Shim Luen

Jason Teoh with Mr. & Mrs Roland


This is a very special exhibition for it carries a theme entitled, ‘My Landscape’.

In general term, ‘landscape' can be elaborated as scenery that we see with our eyes in a certain place thus it is considered an easy subject to handle.

However, when the word 'My' is added to become 'My Landscape', it will not just be a landscape painting anymore, in fact it needs to encompass artists’ perception and vision from within.

Our landscape paintings on the wall show differences in style, techniques, angles, perception and hidden messages.

There are ‘abstract landscape paintings' that use various colours, forms, shapes and textures to depict the artists' mind.

There are also the 'conceptual landscape paintings' that use totem as a symbol. Totem, in actual fact, is a symbol of one group. From here, we can draw inferences about an ethnic’s myths, historical records and customs. In primitive times, it was believed that certain natural objects or animate beings have blood connection with their heritage. Therefore, certain animals or plants could be used as the image or sign of the ethnic group.


There are the 'surrealistic landscape paintings' that combine reality and dream to form a soothing, romantic and enchanting panorama view.

Chuah Teng Meow (artist) & Liew

Group photo with artists

Chin Kon Yit presented a painting to
Antonio Chong (Guest of Honor)

Another group photo with artsist


There are also the 'realistic paintings’ that showcase our nature and coastal scenes but the artists have shown their distinctive styles.

Chin Kon Yit's realistic 'country life series' has a poetic sense with its fine strokes and sombre mood.

Siow Yin Yoong draws her inspirations from the primitive totems to present a graphical treatment of signs n symbols on nature. It can be termed as conceptual art.  

Lim Kok Hong uses colour, form, shape and texture to speak his heart while presenting his mindscape.

Tan Yew Choong plays freely with his watery techniques to achieve flowing and very carefree landscapes.

Jason Yeoh's 'boatscapes' is a common scenery in our country side. However, the treatment of the artist has created a poetic sensation on the subject.

Koh Shim Luen's love of flora and fauna on Malaysian country life has inspired her to present a series of surrealistic paintings on her ‘The Earth Splendour’dreamscape.