20131208 Victoria Street I 海墘新路姓楊公司與救火局

Size: 28 x 76 cm
Media: Chinese ink on paper

海墘新路的楊公司霞陽植德堂是檳城福建五大姓公司之一,其位置離喬治市中心稍微遠一點所以常被忽略掉。楊公司一般好像也沒對外開放,記憶中和耀威工作時有隨他一起進去過。裡面養了好幾隻凶猛的大狗和種有很多美麗的夾竹桃,花開時非常美麗但這植物卻是有毒的。為何美麗的東西往往是劇毒的呢?

20131117 Gurdwara Road 風車路

Size: 28 x 76 cm
Media: Chinese ink & watercolour on paper

位於風車路的HIN Company Ltd.建築應該是早期該公司的巴士維修廠。小時候和父母要乘搭巴士到檳城的某個地方,是靠巴士顏色卻認方向的,比如綠色的林成成巴士是往亞依淡,黃色的是去日落洞,藍色的HIN BUS就往丹絨武雅。以前丹絨武雅的中華游泳公會是開放給公眾的,每逢星期日父親就會帶著我和妹妹及鄰家小朋友們PAPALANG隊一起乘藍色的HIN BUS到哪邊游泳。那是童年一個美好的記憶。

這幅素描的左邊店屋其中一間是鬥魚專賣店,我小學同學趙偉民現在已是個鬥魚達人並時常受邀為該處的鬥魚比賽當評判。

Line-line Journey IV

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Line-line Journey was conceptualised in 2011 with its first showcase in Penang. That exhibition presented Ch’ng Kiah Kiean’s Penang sketches (the starting point) with two other travel sketches of Macau and Bangkok. The journey continued to Puli, Taiwan in December 2012 (Line-line Journey II: Penang, Taiwan & Bali) and Kaohsiung in April 2013 (Line-line Journey III: Penang, Kaohsiung).

In July 2013, Kiah Kiean was invited to attend the 4th International Urban Sketchers Symposium in Barcelona. He demonstrated his unique sketching method using dry twigs and Chinese ink. He was also an instructor at the symposium. This was his first trip to Europe. Kiah Kiean was inspired by the architecture of European buildings and he produced a large number of sketches of its cities.

Together with his travel sketches of Bangkok, Taiwan and Guangzhou, this exhibition is a showcase of eastern and western architecture or landscapes through Kiah Kiean’s ink lines.