Hometown Tauwar, Sabah
Lives and works Kuala Lumpur
About the artist
Winner of the prestigious 2017 UOB Painting of the year (Malaysia) Competition, young Kuala Lumpur based artist Chok Yue Zan is an emerging force in the contemporary art world. Born in Tauwar, Sabah, Zan grew up with his grandparents, in a forested environment surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking sceneries. It was his sanctuary, a space of unbridled happiness which he considers his lost paradise. His art is inspired heavily by the nostalgia of said paradise and the singular theme of past, present, and future. Zan believes that one’s memories of the past can have a very tangible effect on one’s future.
In his craft, Zan explores various media in a contemplative and conceptual approach. He constantly questions the origins and functions of different materials, and is a proponent of mixing and combining different materials and art techniques to form a unique visual language. His modus operandi of consummately balancing creativity, emotions and technicality makes him one of the most all-rounded and exciting young artists in our region today.
Selected Group Exhibition:
Art Beijing at National Agriculture Exhibition Center
Matter of [f]act, China House, Penang
Longing Memories (Trio), HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur
We Know We Care, Jeth Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
XS, Titikmerah Publika, Kuala Lumpur
Mosaic, China House, Penang
Art With a Heart, Image of Life, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Art Expo Plus 2016, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Eight Gourmets Gala (EGG), Lot. 49, Bandar Sunway, Kuala Lumpur
Youngsters, HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur
n.e.XXX.t 2016, Xin Art Space, Kuala Lumpur
Young & New Vl, HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur
aveNew, Artemis Art, Publika, Kuala Lumpur
CAFFA Art Project, White Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur
FMYAC (France Malaysia Young Artist Award), National Art Gallery, Malaysia.
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