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Resources > Collections > Artwork Kampong Scene

Year of execution:  2005
Year of acquisition:  2006
Medium:   Watercolour on paper
Dimension:  55 x 75  cm
Gift of the artist

Wong Kean Choon was born in 1942, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia and graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1965. Wong enjoys travelling to different states in his home country to capture scenes of its landscape and people in watercolour. An accomplished watercolourist, Wong lectures at the Perak Institute of Art and is the President and a life member of the Perak Art Society. Wong is also a life member of the Balai Seni Negara (National Art Gallery, Malaysia) and a Contemporary Malaysia Watercolour Association committee member. He has won several awards, including the 2nd prize winner of an art competition held in conjunction with the celebration of Ipoh City Status in 1988 and, the year after, a Creative Award in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Alumnus Malaysia Exhibition. 

Kampong Scene is an example of Wong’s watercolour picturesque works on domestic life in rural villages. Fowls, commonly reared as livestock, roam around the wooden house on stilts while a male figure dressed in a sarong tends to them. Wong’s choice of medium, watercolour, is known for its translucent quality. By overlaying light washes of watercolours, Wong’s painting resembles an idyllic dreamscape.


Wong Kean Choon 黄健俊