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Resources > Collections > Artwork Ladies Chatting

Year of execution:  2006
Year of acquisition:  2006
Medium:   Watercolour on paper
Dimension:  56.5 x 77  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. 

Ladies Chatting depicts two slender female figures wearing dainty kebaya engaged in a polite conversation. The two ladies, with flowers in their hair, appear graceful and poised. Lychees, jackfruits and eggplants, native produce of Southeast Asia, occupy the painting, suggesting that this painting depicts a scene from a local marketplace. The overall composition, painted with soft colours, accentuates the beauty of an everyday setting.


Wong Kean Choon 黄健俊