YEONG SEAK LING
1948 - Born in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
1977 - Founder-member of UTARA ART GROUP
1984 - Founder-member of Penang Water Colour Society
1991 - Full-time professional artist
1996 - Founder of Galeri Art Point
2002 - Initiator & Chairman of International Chung Ling Art Show
2003 - Founder & President of ARTGRUP-PENANG
2008 - Founder & President of ARTGROUP-INTERNATIONAL
1966 - Chung Ling (P) High School, Penang, Malaysia
National Art Gallery, Malaysia,
Bank Negara Malaysia,
Universiti Sains Malaysia Museum & Gallery ,Malaysia,
The Dragon Museum of Art, Taiwan,
Hong Leong Bank, Malaysia.
Yayasan Kesenian Perak, Malaysia,
Penang State Museum & Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia
Dunlop Malaysian Industries Bhd. Malaysia
Malayan Banking Berhad, Malaysia
Philip Morris, United Kington.
Genting View Resort, Malaysia
Art Salon Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia
Maybank Securities Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia
Escoy Smelting Sdn. Bhd. Penang, Malaysia
Syarikat See Wide Letrik Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia
Hong Leong Bank, Malaysia
Sara Lee / De n.v., Malaysia.
1973 - Water Color Painting Invitation show, British Council, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1973 - “Man and His world”, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1975 - The Young Contemporaries, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1975 - Ten Top Artists Invitation, Penang, Malaysia.
1977-92 18 Utara Group Exhibitions, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia & Singapore.
1983 - “Titian I”, National Art Gallery, Singapore.
1984 - Water Colourist Invitation Show, Penang, Malaysia.
1985 - Retrospective Art Exhibition, Museum & Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.
1988 - “Innovative Water Colour- Two Men Show”, Conservatory of Fine Arts, Penang, Malaysia.
1989 - “Titian II”, National Museum Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.
1989 - National Art Gallery Open Show, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1990 - Artistcamp Landscape Touring Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Malaysia.
1991 - Kemalaysiaan
Senilukis Malaysia: SOAL IDENTITI, National Art Gallery,
1991 - Pameran Terbuka, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1991 - Penang – Taipeh - Malaysia Art Show, Taipeh & Penang, Malaysia & Taiwan.
1991 - Contemporary Art Exhibition, Songkra Museum, Thailand.
1992-93 - Malaysian Water Colour Show, Kuala Lumpur & Penang, Malaysia.
1993 - Realism Trio Exhibition, Malaysia.
1993 - Malaysian Art, Gallery Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1994 - 1st Contemporary Malaysian Water Colourist Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1994 - Pameran Senilukis Mengenai “Isu Bosnia”, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1994 - De Herligste Billeder Fra Asia at Dronninglund, Kunstcenter, Denmark.
1994 - 9th International Water Colour Exhibition of Asia, Shanghai Museum, China.
1994-99-Asian Modern Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan.
1994 - 10th International Water Colour Exhibition of Asia, Tianjin, .China.
1994 - 31st Asia Modern Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan.
1995 - Contemporary
Malaysian Art, Museo De Arte Espanol
1996-98 - Pekan Seni Ipoh, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
1997 - Pioneer Art Group Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1998 - Heritage Art Exhibition, The Heritage Club, Penang, Malaysia.
1998 - WWF- Art for Nature Exhibition- NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1998 - The Journey of
Malaysian Art (Apec Business Summi Malaysia 1998),
1999 - Malaysian Artists Group Show, Cultural Foundation Center, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
1999 - Large Paintings Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia
1999 - Bank Negara Annual Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2002 - International Chung Ling Artists Invitation Show, Penang, Malaysia
2004 - Artgrup Penang Exhibition, Penang, Malaysia.
2004 - Artgrup Penang Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2005 - Artgrup Penang Exhibition, Penang, Malaysia.
2005 - Artgrup Penang Exhibition, Beijing, China.
2007 - Merdeka 50: A Celebration of Malaysian Art.
Yeong Seak Ling is a well-known master in Water- Colour,
Acrylic and Oil painting. He grew up in Penang.
In 1966, when he was the Chairman of Chung Ling High School Art Club, he
had won the major award in Salon Malaysia National Art Competition in
the 70s. He was one of the founder members of the “Utara
the earliest contemporary art group that propagated the contemporary art
idioms in the northern region of Malaysia in the 70s. Now he serves as
the Founder/President of
that established in 2003 until now. His earlier works were mainly
abstract. He had exploited an innovative water-colour technique to paint
on 8 foot canvas. He was the recipient of the major awards for the
Malaysian Landscape- Water Colour Competitions organized by the National
Art Gallery in 1982 and 1984. During 2005, He started to
concentrate on Oil
I concentrated mainly on water colour for more than 25 years (1965 – 1990). My subject matters were landscape and abstraction. In 1990, I began to focus on theme related to Penang scenes, heritage buildings and culture. I have developed a new technique of my own to paint large scale watercolour on paper and on canvas. My intention is to express the mood, quintessence of buildings, trees and old walls, rocks and pigeons…Realizing the limitation of water colour, I started to paint with acrylic from 1995 to 2005. I began to concentrate on Kampung Life series. Acrylic has become the medium of my art for more than 10 years. Recently, I felt the need to change to oil to satisfy my need to express my innermost feelings and thoughts about ‘Beauty’, Identity and Culture
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