Wong Perng Fey
Malaysia / Richard Koh Fine Art
Wong Perng Fey (b. 1974, Malaysia) is an experimental and versatile painter who graduated from the Malaysian Institute of Art in 1998 under scholarship. He was awarded the Artist Residency in Rimbu Dahan, Kuang in 2002. His works are in many prominent public collections such as the National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur; Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur and Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur. He lives and works in Beijing.
Perng Fey’s gestural paintings of figures, nature, and natural vistas fluctuate between abstraction and figuration with an acute sensitivity to colours, layers, and textures. His works consist of a diverse subject matter, ranging from traditional landscape and portraiture to abstraction that exhibits a talented and confident brush play. His works become more than a picture plane and are transformed from the documentation of actions and mistakes into a plane that records gestures and mental states.