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Resources > Collections > Artwork Impression of Mulu Cave

Year of execution:  2011
Year of acquisition:  2011
Medium:   Mixed media
Dimension:  71 x 71  cm
Gift of the artist

Selangor painter Yeo Eng Hin pursued his interest in art by training under renowned Malaysian artist Chia Yu Chian before enrolling at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore. In the 1980s, Yeo furthered his education in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. A trip to the scenic hills of Cameron Highlands in Malaysia with his peers in 1976 led Yeo to develop his lifelong fondness for illustrating tranquil lands and peaks. In Paris, Yeo focused on sketching and oil painting, citing eminent artists like Bolognese painter Leonardo Cremonini and Chinese-French artist Zao Wou Ki as mentors. Yeo is also an art educator and an active member of the Malaysian art community. Some of Yeo’s other accolades and appointments include being Principal of Masean Art Academy in Kajang, Principal of the Art Specialist Centre in Klang, President of NAFA Malaysian Alumni Association and cultural education committee member of The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall. 

Impression of Mulu Cave is Yeo’s attempt to recreate the experience of exploring some of the world’s largest caves. Located in Gunung Mulu National Park on the island of Borneo in the State of Sarawak, the park is named after Gunung Mulu, a 2377 metres high sandstone pinnacle. Botanically rich in species and high in endemism, the park also consists of a remarkable concentration of caves, most notably the Sarawak Chamber, Deer Cave and Clearwater Cave. These caves serve as an important site for studying cave faunas and their origins. Deer Cave holds the title of the world’s largest cave passage and has the most significant number of different bat species to be found in a single cave. 


Yeo Eng Hin 余荣兴