Bong Choo Chew’s “Dialogue With Our Nature”, featuring more than 50 never-seen-before oil paintings.
“I am not a commercial artist,” said Bong, 70, “my condition to Hoan Gallery is 70% of proceeds must go to charities of my choice. I do oil paints to satisfy myself and for the community. I hope art lovers will appreciate my works for the benefit of society.”
Bong graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1975. As one of SAS founding members, he organised the body’s first art show at the Sarawak Museum in 1985.
A multidisciplinary artist, Bong is able to paint watercolour, Chinese brushes and Batik.
“In the 1990s, I entered the realm of oil paint. I like to think my works are in the traditions of impressionism and abstracts, but with my own distinctive style.”
For Dialogue with Our Nature, highlights depict Japanese Koi, lotus flowers, rivers, ‘kampung’-scapes, imbued with universal truths of Zen, Taiji, Yin Yang, Buddhism and Taoism.