Wong Chee Meng

b. 1975, Taiping Park, Malaysia
Lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wong Chee Meng’s interest lies in the investigation of image-making through additive and subtractive transformation. He weaves random objects and subjects into intricate forms that are seemingly there but fade into an absolution of colour chains. To him, art has a strange presence in our daily lives; it occurs anytime and anywhere. Through his paintings, which are often combined with techniques such as paper cut and stencil, he responds to social issues and cultural interventions that play on his subconscious, urging him to question and ponder their significance.

Active as an artist since 1996, Wong has been represented on numerous local and international art platforms. His work can be labeled as ‘Contemporary Pop with a focus on Social Realism’. He was selected as the artist in residence at the Mali Hom Residency in Penang in 2007 and represented Malaysia at an exhibition of Malaysian art in Havana Cuba in 2006. His works have been widely collected by both private and public institutions and can be seen in the collections of Axiata, Rimbun Dahan, ABN Amro Bank, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Visual Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Biography information from Wei Ling Gallery, July 2023

Country: Malaysia
Social Media : @cheemeng.wong