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Chang Fee-Ming

Chang Fee-Ming
Description:
Chang Fee-Ming (1959 ; Trengganu, Malaysia) is a selftaught artist who as travelled throughout most of Asia. His unique and highly detailed watercolor paintings feature cropped visions of people, usually from the neck down. He focuses on the bright colors and intricate patterns of the traditional textiles they wear. Chang also records typical images of rural life, traditional architecture, and tropical plants in ways that make them appear unusual. He has frequently visited Bali since 1985, creating many paintings inspired by the Balinese in their finest festive outfits. Awards: Malaysian Watercolour Society award (Kuala Lumpur, 1984, 1986-1987), Sime Darby Art Asia gold award (ASEAN, 1985), Malaysian Young Contemporaries award (Kuala Lumpur, 1986, 1987). Collection: National Museum (Singapore). Exhibitions: Balai Seni Lukis Negara (Kuala Lumpur, 1983-1987), Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Taiwan, 1987), Seoul Olympics (South Korea, 1998), Thailand Cultural Centre (Bangkok, 1989), Asian Watercolour Confederation (Hongkong, 1990), International Centre (Nagayo, Japan, 1991), National Watercolour Society Traveling Exhibition (Canada, U.S.A., 1994), Shanghai Museum of Art (China, 1994) Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1995, 1996).
  Title : Offering
  Artist : Chang Fee-Ming
  Media : Watercolor on paper
  Size : 56 x 76 cm
  Year : 1993
Description:

The Balinese create beautiful ceremonial abjects from young coconut leaves which are trimmed and held together with bamboo pins. Sunlight shines on some canang, a refined Balinese world for the betel chew, which are offering trays containing flowers, shreded leaves, and betel chow. They are placed on a banana leaf base upon an open stone shrine. Rice grains on a small leaf square, jotan or saiban, are offered daily to the invisible forces of the cosmos before people are allowed to eat. The rich variety of textures, incredibly fine details, and super realism have more soul than could be shown in a photograph.

Gift of the artist


  Title : Entering A Trance
  Artist : Chang Fee-Ming
  Media : Watercolor on paper
  Size : 76 x 56 cm
  Year : 1992
Description:

Wayang wong is an ancient masked dance drama. The dancer concentrates on his role as Jatayu, the garuda bird in the Indian Ramayana epic. He tries to rescue Sita, wife of Rama, who is abducted by Rawana.

Gift of the artist