Wong Miau Yong was born in 1951, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1972 and worked as a graphic designer for a few years before he went on a study tour to France, Great Britain, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands in 1982. Inspired by what he saw, Wong developed an interest in modern art and was particularly fond of the smooth application of colours and brushstroke techniques. An environmentalist at heart, Wong knew, at the beginning of his artistic career, that his purpose in artmaking was to foster environmental awareness. Wong creates semi-abstract depictions of nature that often employ Chinese and Western painting techniques. Wong is a member of the Malaysian Artists Association, Singapore Modern Art Society and Klang Art Society.
Untitled features examples of Wong’s semi-abstract works. Experimenting with colours and composition, Wong creates landscapes of nature that blur the boundary between what is real and imagined. Mimicking the varied topographies and textures of wind, water and terrain, Wong depicts these elements of nature from a bird’s eye view. He does not associate his abstract renderings of land and seascapes with specific locations. Instead, the artist posits that such ambiguity allows the power and beauty of nature to speak for itself. Wong approaches his subjects with an expression and sensibility that conveys a deep admiration for the environment.