LIM AH CHENG

LIM AH CHENG 林亞清

Lim Ah Cheng born in 1968 from Klang in Malaysia and has over 30 years of experience as an artist. Lim Ah Cheng began painting as a young boy, where he discovered his love for art. His parents indulged him and let his creativity run wild on mah-jong paper and calligraphy brushes. When he got older, he studied Graphic Design at the Malaysian Institute of Art and went on working as an illustrator/graphic designer for an advertising firm, but after a few years, he decided to go full-time with his passion: painting. He also honed his craft under the tutelage of another established Malaysian artist, Chong Chen Chuan, who was the Chairman of the Calligraphy Society of Malaysia at the time.

His mainstay inspiration is the horse for the past 17 years. A longstanding subject in Chinese painting, as he is drawn to its beauty, speed and movement. By combining traditional Chinese painting techniques with Western abstract expressionism, Lim Ah Cheng is able to strike a balance between traditional and contemporary art. He uses acrylic and calligraphy to depict horses on canvas in different layers, spaces, and light, utilizing the rich texture of oils to add depth and dimension. When he masters depth and expectation, he can easily achieve a harmonious blend of mixed media. Through his use of color, skillful coordination, and the fusion of shapes and lines, Lim Ah Cheng transforms horses into semi-abstract forms, infusing them with immense power and energy on his canvases.

One significant artistic endeavor by Lim Ah Cheng is his “Orchestra Series,” which began in 2008 after he attended a performance by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. In this series, he cleverly translates the rhythmic essence of music into a visual form. Through the artful coordination of color, imagery, and lines, he turns musicians into semi-abstract figures brimming with energy on the canvas.

Through his colors, ingenious coordination, and fusion of figures and lines, he transforms subjects into semi-abstract figures that are so powerful that they tremble with energy on his canvases. While Western tradition frequently seeks tranquillity from stillness and finds beauty in the motionless state, Lim Ah Cheng’s paintings celebrate the randomness of motion.

林亞清(Lim Ah Cheng)1968年出生於馬來西亞(巴生),已有30多年的藝術家經驗。他從小開始繪畫,隨之發現了他對藝術的熱愛。由於他的父母鼓勵他,讓他利用毛筆在麻將紙上發揮他的創造力,所以長大以後他在馬來西亞藝術學院學習平面設計,並繼續擔任廣告公司的插畫家和平面設計師。但幾年後他決定全職從事繪畫工作,他還受到另一位馬來西亞書法家協會主席鍾正川的指導。

林亞清在過去這些年的主要靈感來自於馬。「馬」是中國畫的一門悠久的學科,因其美,速和動而著迷。通過將中國傳統繪畫技術與西方抽象表現主義相結合,林亞清能夠在傳統繪畫與現代繪畫之間取得平衡。他使用丙烯和書法來表現馬匹在畫布上的不同層次、空間和光線,豐富的油質感讓它可以展現出色彩的層次。當他掌握了深度和期望時就可以輕鬆達到目的,以和諧地創建混合介質的組合。通過他的色彩,巧妙的協調以及圖形和線條的融合,林亞清將馬匹變成了半抽象,這讓馬兒的震撼力更加強大,以至於他的畫布上都充滿了能量。

林亞清的一項重要藝術嘗試是他的“交響樂系列”,這個系列始於2008年,靈感來自他參觀馬來西亞愛樂樂團。在這個系列中,他巧妙地將音樂的節奏本質轉化為視覺形式。通過色彩、形象和線條的巧妙協調,他將音樂家變成了半抽象的形象,這些形像在畫布上充滿了能量。

林亞清與許多藝術家不同的地方在於他對捕捉運動和寧靜的獨特方法。雖然西方藝術常常在靜止中尋求寧靜,在不動中發現美,但林亞成的作品走了不同的道路。他在運動中尋求寧靜,接納運動與靜止的隨機性,以表達他的審美哲學。這種獨特的藝術方法是他創造性和衝動追求藝術表達的明證,使他成為一個在視覺藝術世界中模糊了傳統與創新界限的畫家。