莊嘉強的素描日記 Sketches Diary of Ch’ng Kiah Kiean

20160522 Gudang Cafe, Armenian Street Ghaut

Posted: May 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Sketch | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

20160524 Gudang Cafe, Armenian Street Ghaut

Size: 28 x 38 cm each x2
Media: Chinese ink & watercolour on paper


10 things about: Urban sketcher Ch’ng Kiah Kiean BY OPALYN MOK

Posted: May 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

GEORGE TOWN, May 22 — Known for his graphite and watercolour sketches of buildings and streetscapes of Penang, Ch’ng Kiah Kiean’s rise to fame in the art world is one that is almost meteoric.

The 42-year-old has been sketching and drawing buildings since his school days so naturally, he went into architecture and graduated as an architect.

He worked as an architect for a short period before venturing into graphic design for 10 years. Though he only became a full-time artist two years ago, Ch’ng held his very first solo art exhibition back in 2000, the same year he graduated from USM with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

He held another exhibition in 2002 and by 2009, held another solo at Seni Mutiara Gallery and also published his first art book, Sketches of Pulo Pinang. The book was an instant hit. He is also one of the founder members of Urban Sketchers of Penang and is a blog correspondent of Urban Sketchers.

In 2011, he published his second compilation, Line-line Journey, which was also snapped up almost immediately after its release. By then, Ch’ng already had a large following of fans and started getting invitations to give talks and lectures on urban sketching.

He published two more books, Sketches Diary of Penang published by National Taipei University and Sketches of Asia-Pacific published by Yuan Ze University, Taipei, last year.

This year, Ch’ng showed new works after he started experimenting with twigs and ink paintings back in 2011. He recently held the Ink-Between solo exhibition at Hin Bus Depot Art Centre, his first series of ink and twig paintings of his interpretation of Nature.

Here, Ch’ng shares his story on his love for sketching and painting.

Read more.


「莊嘉強的檳城故事」專題演講

Posted: May 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Talk | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

莊嘉強的檳城故事

【夏筆有神–專題演講】

講題:莊嘉強的檳城故事

時間:2016.05.30(一)/ 10:10 – 12:00

地點:R5103

內容:馬來西亞畫家莊嘉強,1974年生於檳城喬治市,喜歡繪畫、攝影和設計。擅長以素描記錄海峽殖民地的建築與人文風貌。他也是Urban Sketchers網站馬來西亞代表博客及「速寫‧檳城」發起人之一。 這次特別跨海前來分享他畫筆下檳城風光,透過作品講述其寫生經驗,介紹個人素描旅程,解析素描技巧。

說明:本場次開放校外人士報名(限額20名)

報名網址

元智大學中語系 敬邀


Ink-Between, Dialogue with Artist

Posted: May 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Talk | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Ink-Between_Dialogue with Artist

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Ink-Between Solo Exhibition

Posted: May 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Exhibition | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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Ink-Between
solo exhibition by Ch’ng Kiah Kiean

Exhibition • 14 – 29.05.2016
Opening hours • 12:00 – 20:00 (Mon – Fri) | 11:00 – 21:00 (Sat – Sun)


「墨間」Ink-Between

Posted: May 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Thoughts | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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繪事廿載,五年前始用枯木沾墨作畫。「點」「線」漸能得心應手,唯灰階之「面」,除濃墨稀釋渲染之外,久無他法。後偶然之間,發現以乾筆拂刷水彩紙可得暈染之趣,遂命之為「乾染法」。至此墨畫點線面手法略臻完備。《墨間》乃以此法與水墨傳統對話,嘗試反思與新詮。

I started using dry twigs and Chinese ink to draw in 2011, beginning with “dots” and “lines”, but I had to use diluted ink in order to achieve a grayscale “surface”. Later I found that the ink midtone surface can be achieved by rubbing ink with a dry brush on watercolour paper. I call this technique “dry wash”. With this technique, the drawing method with pure ink and twigs has become more complete. Ink-Between represents my dialogue with the traditional ink painting, with an attempt to re-think it and give it a new interpretation.


「墨間」Ink-Between

Posted: May 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Exhibition | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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Hin Bus Depot
cordially invites you to the official opening of

Ink-Between
solo exhibition by Ch’ng Kiah Kiean

Date • 14.05.2016 (Sat)
Time • 06:00 pm
Venue • Hin Bus Depot

Refreshment will be served.
No flowers by request, thank you.

Exhibition • 14 – 29.05.2016
Opening hours • 12:00 – 20:00 (Mon – Fri) | 11:00 – 21:00 (Sat – Sun)

RSVP: Wanida Razali / wanida@hinbusdepot.com

Hin Bus Depot
31a Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Penang
www.hinbusdepot.com


20160508 Lobster at Ocean Green Restaurant

Posted: May 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Sketch | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on 20160508 Lobster at Ocean Green Restaurant

20160508 Lobster at Ocean Green Restaurant

Size: 28 x 38 cm
Media: Chinese ink & watercolour on paper


20160508 Lim Lean Teng Mansion, Farquhar Street

Posted: May 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Sketch | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on 20160508 Lim Lean Teng Mansion, Farquhar Street

20160508 Lim Lean Teng Mansion, Farquhar Street

Size: 28 x 38 cm
Media: Chinese ink & watercolour on paper


20160501 Shipyard, Kuala Kedah

Posted: May 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Sketch | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on 20160501 Shipyard, Kuala Kedah

20160501 Shipyard, Kuala Kedah

Size: 28 x 38 cm each x3
Media: Chinese ink & watercolour on paper