Tan Wei Kheng

b. 1970, Sarawak, Malaysia
Lives and works in Sarawak, Malaysia

Tan Wei Kheng is a self-taught artist from Marudi, Sarawak, Malaysia. Originally a ceramist for a commercial outlet producing touristic objects, Wei Kheng became drawn to the stories, symbolism and traditional knowledge of Sarawak’s interior peoples. Wei Kheng travels regularly into the dense interior of Sarawak where he spends time with friends from the tribes of the Orang Ulu (People of the Interior) such as the Kayan, Kenyah, Penan, Kelabit and Iban. His paintings depict them, their stories and concerns.

His solo exhibitions include: Forgotten Beauty (2018), Rainforest Fringe Festival, Kuching, Malaysia; Language of the Jungle (2014), Richard Koh Fine Art Malaysia; Tong Tana: The Penan Territory (2012), Metro Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Public collections include: Standard Chartered Bank (New York, USA), Standard Chartered Bank (London, UK), C- Collection (Switzerland), Burger Collection (Switzerland), National Art Gallery (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), National Art Gallery (Sabah, Malaysia), Galeri Petronas (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Shell Malaysia (Malaysia), Pustaka Negeri (Sarawak, Malaysia), Holiday Inn (Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia), Singapore Art Museum (SAM).

Country: Malaysia