Art Expo Malaysia started since year 2006 initiated by Mr Vincent Sim.
Since then, it has grew to become a major art event in the country, with event sales over RM10 million.
The recent events have been held at MATRADE (Kuala Lumpur). The exhibition includes mixture of Asian and Western arts. It was best illustrated by this Kwan Kong versus Captain America painting by R. Sumantri MS.
Many arts galleries and studios are promoting the artworks of their collections.
The painting above was the creation of 陈流, titled 海神的传说. Mr William Chen was kind enough to explain the different styles that the Asian artists that his studio (William Art Salon) is promoting.
We were also extremely lucky to meet some of the artists.
This 16 years old boy has made his name in Malaysian art circle. Although he is less fortunate as a autism child, but his talent in art is shining bright. Please remember his name – Ong Yong Da.
Mr Rimon Guimaraes has been painting large building walls with colourful artworks in many cities across the globe. He made a cute V-glasses pose for me. I love his colourful arts (just take a look at his shirt). Do visit Rimon’s Tumblr site.
Yolanda Velázquez is a talented artist portraying Columbian street lives, especially working ladies in colourful settings. I like the abstract painting in the background.
From contemporary arts to calligraphy, there are plenty of variety of artworks that suit your liking.
Many art collectors do their shopping and bidding. I witness one elderly (and wealthy) couple just ordered few artworks like buying vegetables (that you for supporting the artists).
With regards to sculptures, I like the booth by Spain. The interesting and beautiful sculptures by Jesus Curia has been drawing huge crowd.
Great sculptures made people pause to gaze and to ponder.
If you are visiting Art Expo Malaysia 2012 tomorrow (last day), make sure you stop by the Spain counter (managed by ART Gallery).
There were so many interesting display in the expo. This artwork titled “Angelina Revisited” by Cheev. It was made from pieces of woodcuts and glued into a art form.
There are many more booths and great artworks. They are best to be admired in person.
With RM100, you can get a portrait sketch on the fly too.
The admission is free (parking fee is RM5), so it is a great venue to be on a hot or raining afternoon this weekend. If you are lazy to go, you can view some of the exhibits online.