I went for Uncle Laitong’s art exhibition launch last weekend
(i know! it was a week ago and i haven’t had time till now to blog bout it!)
Laitong is one of Malaysia’s premier and pioneering artists,
with 7 solo exhibitions under his belt in the last decade.
I blogged about another of his exhibitions i went to in 2008 *here*
[paragraph below stolen from Dik]
His award winning mural adorns both front sides of the Museum Negara
and his real genius was his commercial application of art as the creative & marketing head behind all the Dunhill “Style, Quality & Excellence”, Peter Stuyvesant, Perillys & even the Marlboro ads from the 70s – 90s which was instrumental in leapfrogging Rothmans International to become the No 1 FMCG company in Malaysia & lots of Asia Pacific which BAT eventually bought over in 1999.
Uncle Laitong and i
His current collection consists of 23 works titled “Our Beautiful Earth”.
I was at his house when my Aunt G was back in KL during Christmas/CNY
and saw him working on this collection then.
Was very impressed at how he paints directly onto the canvas
using no sketches and just plain intuition.
I love love love his work cos they’re the sort of paitings which hold a myriad of colours and shapes which unfold gracefully across the canvas amidst its bustle.
I could stare at them for hours, and still discover different shapes and details every time!
With Laitong’s wife Marina and daughter Ruyee
Uncle Laitong is Dik’s daddy.
polka dot dress from The Tongue in Chic Store
cutout shoes from Carvela, watch from Nooka,
bag from Bimba & Lola
“A Beautiful Earth” will run in NN Gallery to the public till 30th September 2011
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