Galeri Petronas Exhibitions

December 3, 2010 at 11:45 am

Galeri Petronas is currently showcasing two very interesting exhibitions simultaneously at its gallery in KLCC. The first is entitled Melangkau Ufuk – Antara Langit dan Bumi, an intriguing array of landscaped paintings from the PETRONAS Art Collection. These paintings, which were produced by established Malaysian artists since the 1940s, are currently being exhibited at the Main Gallery and explores the changing landscapes of the country, from its simple agricultural past to the sophistication of a capitalist industrial nation. This is timely as Malaysians are increasingly becoming conscious of the need to preserve the identity of the Malaysian landscape.

The Dredge by Yong Mun Sen

The second exhibition at the Bustle Gallery – I See(k) You: Recent Works by Chan Kok Hooi – refers to eight recent paintings by an emerging artist, Chan Kok Hooi, who was selected to participate in the GALERI PETRONAS Visual Artists Residency Programme at the Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China in 2008. The artworks in this exhibition are the outcome of his stint during that three-month residency.

Sensuous Smile by Chan Kok Hooi

Curated by Syed Nabil Syed Nahar, an established art writer and gallery owner, these eight artworks are paintings capitalising on strict tonal use of black and white embellished in sepia tones to resemble the appearance of seasoned photographs.

Galeri Petronas marked the opening of these exhibits with an event on 19 October 2010 with the presence of Malaysian and international art practitioners and enthusiasts. The dual exhibitions can be viewed at Galeri Petronas till 9 January 2011. Don’t miss out on it!

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