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Liew Choong Ching 刘崇正

Liew Choong Ching 刘崇正

Liew Choong Ching was born in Pahang, Malaysia in 1973. He studied Fine Art at the Kuala Lumpur College of Art from 1992 to 1994. For over 10 years, Liew subject reflected his passion for Southeast Asia’s cultural traditions. Inspired by Malaysian & Balinese subjects, Liew has been focusing on portraits and scenes of traditional dance since. A martial arts lover, Liew was drawn to kickboxing. He began experimenting with how to depict the aesthetics of kickboxing, which led to his ground-breaking Shadow Boxing series in 2010. This series reflects the sparring of the human mind and externalizes the constant battle within ourselves.

Liew Choong Ching 刘崇正

1973 Born in Mentakab, Pahang, Malaysia.
1994 Graduated from the Kuala Lumpur College of Art in 1994.
1999 Became full-time artist
2010 Began his Shadow Boxing series

The artist currently resides in Kuala Lumpur as a professional artist

For over 10 years, Liew subject reflected his passion for Southeast Asia’s cultural traditions. Inspired by Malaysian & Balinese subjects, Liew has been focusing on portraits and scenes of traditional dance since. A martial arts lover, Liew was drawn to kickboxing. He began experimenting with how to depict the aesthetics of kickboxing, which led to his ground-breaking Shadow Boxing series in 2010. This series reflects the sparring of the human mind and externalizes the constant battle within ourselves.

Solo Exhibitions:
2012 Shadow & Light 2.0, Art Salon @ Seni Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2011 Secret Battle, Artseni Gallery, Starhill, Kuala Lumpur
2010 Shadow & Light, Galeri Seni Mutiara, Penang
2009 Tropical Fragrance, Balai Berita New Straits Times Press, Kuala Lumpur
2007 Dialogue in Blossom, Artseni Gallery, Starhill, Kuala Lumpur
2006 Visual Innovations, Alpha Utara Gallery, Penang
2005 Voices of Nature, Hillside Corner Cafe & Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2005 Tropical Reflections, Bon Ton Resort, Langkawi
2005 Tropical Reflections, Badan Warisan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
2004 Strode 30 Solo Art Exhibition, Balai Berita New Straits Times Press, Kuala Lumpur

Group Exhibitions:
2015 The 3rd Singapore Bank Art Fair, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore
2015 Affordable Art Fair Singapore, White Space Art Asia, Singapore
2014 Hong Kong Art Walk 2014, Affinity For ART Gallery, Hong Kong 2012
2014 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, Affinity For ART Gallery, Hong Kong
2013 Artist's Favourite II Art Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang
2013 The 2nd Impression of Malaysia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery,
Penang
2012 Safari Asian Watercolour Expression, Bentara Budaya Jakarta – Indonesia
2012 Safari Asian Watercolour Expression, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta – Indonesia
2012 Safari Asian Watercolour Expression, Bentara Budaya Solo – Indonesia
2012 Safari Asian Watercolour Expression, Bentara Budaya Bali – Indonesia
2012 G-13 Open Show, G-13 Gallery, Selangor
2011 ArtExpo Malaysia 2011, Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
2011 Genting Art Festival 2011, Resort Hotel, Gengting Highland, Pahang
2011 The First New Expression World Art Biennial, ZhengZhou Art Museum, ZhengZhou, Henan
Province, China
2010 Impression of Malaysia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang
2009 Stretch Your Imagination, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang
2009 Stretch Your Imagination, SGM Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
2008 South East Asian Contemporary, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
2008 Ini Baru Ini, Vivi Yip art room, Jakarta, Indonesia
2008 Other Stories from the Recent USM Fine Art Collection, Museum & Gallery USM, Penang
2007 Pesta Pulau Pinang 2007, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang
2007 Art Life Learning 2, Artseni Gallery, Starhill, Kuala Lumpur
2007 Still Life, Galeri Citra, Kuala Lumpur
2007 Artist's Favourite Art Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang
2006 Landscape Malaysia 2006, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2006 Arts & Earth 2006 art exhibition, KLPac, Kuala Lumpur
2005 Life-Perceived & Depicted 3-Man Show, Artist 3 Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2005 Selections-Exploring Private Collections, MIA Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2004 3 Man Show, Hillside Corner Cafe & Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2003 Our Heritage, Citra Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2003 Visual Delight Two Man Show, Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam
2003 Bare-a look at the nude, Townhouse Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2003 The National Cancer Society of Malaysia Charity Art Exhibition, Elle Six Gallery, Kuala
Lumpur
2002 Identities - Self Portrait, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2002 Figuring Splendour, Metro Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2001 Open Show 2001, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1999 Children of The Land, Metro Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1998 Pesta Open Art Exhibition'98, Penang State Gallery, Penang
1998 Bakat Muda '98 Pesta Pulau Pinang, Penang State Gallery, Penang
1997 Pameran Karya Seni Kreatif Kebangsaan PNB'97, Theatrette Menara PNB, Kuala Lumpur
1993 Young Talent Exhibition'93, Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
1993 Rural Malaysia, Shah Alam Gallery, Shah Alam
1993 Open Show '93, Shah Alam Gallery, Shah Alam

Selected Public Collections:
PNB (Permodalan Nasional Berhad), Kuala Lumpur
Kontena Nasional, Kuala Lumpur
Balai Berita NSTP, Kuala Lumpur
Mahkota Parade, Melaka
Museum & Gallery USM, Penang
Istana Negeri, Terengganu

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