Richard Koh Fine Art


Malaysia
229, Jalan Maarof
Bukit Bandaraya
Bangsar 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
T  +603 2095 3300

E-mail address : info@rkfineart.com
Website :http://www.rkfineart.com


ABOUT

Richard Koh Fine Art has been in operation since 2005 and is regarded as a pioneer for introducing Southeast Asian contemporary art to Malaysia and the region. Promoting an adventurous roster of emerging and established artists, the gallery regularly mounts exhibitions locally and abroad with a commitment to emerging practices and challenging media.


Exhibiting Artists

  • Yeoh Choo Kuan  (+)

    Biography : Yeoh Choo Kuan (b. 1988, Malaysia) lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His work constitutes a unique synthesis of disintegrating working method, known for his self-coined “Fleshing Abstraction”, a process that focuses on the characteristics of color, texture, surface and construction materials. Choo Kuan works with imageries that both engage the hedonistic and disastrous, in which the results are sculptural whilst appearing painterly.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Yeoh Choo Kuan - No but really you’re fired, 2017

      No but really you’re fired, 2017

    • Yeoh Choo Kuan - Well you’re fired, 2017

      Well you’re fired, 2017

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  • Hasanul Isyraf Idris  (+)

    Biography : Hasanul Isyraf Idris (b. 1978, Malaysia) was trained at Mara University of Technology (UiTM), in Perak. He has received a number of awards, including the Young Contemporary Arts Award in 2007 at the National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, the Incentive Award at the Open Show held at the Shah Alam Gallery and the Consolation Prize for the Young Talent Art Exhibition at the Penang Art Gallery, Penang. Hasanul produces works in a variety of media, from paintings and meticulously crafted drawings to painted oven-baked clay sculptures. Mining inspiration from within and well as local folklore and regional myths, he articulates his personal struggles as an artist by personifying them as strange characters that inhabit his invented universes. Influenced by the graphics of underground comic books, 1960s science fiction, fast food, street art and fashion, he juggles pop-culture references with a personal viewpoint. Recurring topics in his practice are the meaning of life and death, memories and fantasies, sin and reward.

    Exhibition : SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2016 HOL Chapter 1: The Fall, Richard Koh Fine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2014 Back from Planet Luvox, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2011 Clash of the Pigments, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2017
    Art Central Hong Kong 2017, Richard Koh Fine Art, Hong Kong
    Art Stage Singapore, Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore
    2016
    Malaysian Art, A Special Preview, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Malaysian Art, A New Perspective, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    ARTAID16, White Box @ Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    AB+C Charity Arts Exhibition, Georgetown Festival, Penang, Malaysia
    2015
    Malaysian Art, A New Perspective, Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore
    Malaysian Art, A New Perspective, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Open Gate - Asian Sounds Research, with Japan Foundation, Hin Bus Depot, Georgetown, Malaysia
    2014
    KIAF/14, Seoul, Korea Malaysian Eye, White Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    MEAA (Malaysian Emerging Artists Awards) Finalist Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Arts Kuala Lumpur - Melbourne 2014, Space @ Collins, Melbourne
    2013
    YOUNG MALAYSIAN ARTISTS: NEW OBJECT(ION) II (YMA II), Petronas Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2011
    Art Expo Malaysia 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2010
    Ringan-ringan, Map White Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    January Showcase, Chandan Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2009
    International Contemporary Art Show (Imcas), Danga Bay, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
    Our Hearts For Yours, Chandan Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    18@8, Weiling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2008
    Semangat Chandan : Contemporary Artist From
    The Land Of Grace, Chandan Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2007
    Young Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Three New Voices, Wei Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2006
    Pameran Titian Budaya Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam
    Open Show, National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Tribute

    Detailed Description : HOL (Higher Order Love), Chapter 2: Grey Marrow consists of drawings that are mostly related to plagues and diseases which surfaced during the post-internet era, from the 80s until today. Some of my earliest memories of diseases are of those that attack livestock or pets, these include: the foul pox (puru), Newcastle disease (Sampar ayam), asthma attack among cats, polio and fungal growth on fishes… The virus incubation period ranges from two to fifteen days, with varying visible symptoms of alteration. Sampar for example, when contracted, makes the chickens asthmatic, causes limping, swelling of eyes and reduces egg production. These plagues can be transmitted through direct contact or more dangerously, are sometimes airborne. Its inhibition often alters the physical quality of its carrier during the fatal stages by permeating the bloodstream, invading and weakening the respiratory system and other vital organs. If one is lucky, one can be cured with early detection and intervention. As a child, my mother would often pass down various traditional healing remedies, often done verbally. These home remedies of the kampong would vary in technique, often includes some form of natural herbal medication fused with water. Some of these healing methods would stem from experience, though some might very well be a complete concoction of her imagination. I recall conducting a successful surgery over our infected poultry, keeping to her instructions as she held the bird down. Amongst these dreadful diseases Polio holds my fascination till today. With its strongholds mostly on remote islands and isolated lands in the 70s, it served as the setting of my most explicit disease-related memory: a story of an island inhabited only by polio patients, tucked in a remote part of the country in the 70s. This story, coupled with superstitions and stigma around it, further fueled my fascination as I went on to imagine how a supposed polio community would survive and cope with the every

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Hasanul Isyraf Idris - Blood Revival House, 2016

      Blood Revival House, 2016

    •  Hasanul Isyraf Idris - Curative Carriage, 2016

      Curative Carriage, 2016

    •  Hasanul Isyraf Idris - Digestive Drugs, 2016

      Digestive Drugs, 2016

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  • Anne Samat  (+)

    Biography : Anne Samat (b. 1973, Malaysia) is a fibre textile artist who graduated in 1995 from Mara Institute of Technology, in Malaysia. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Art and Design (textile design) with a major in Weaving and a minor in Print and Resist. Anne is the first prize winner in the PNB/ National Art Gallery of Malaysia Contemporary Young Artist competition held in 1997. She was also selected by the National Art Gallery to represent Malaysia at the International Art and Craft Fair in Bangkok in 1999. Known to inject traditional Malaysian woven techniques and decorative designs with contemporary aesthetics and conceptual ideas, Anne’s work addresses issues of identity and nationhood by pushing the boundaries of weaving techniques infused with everyday materials.

    Exhibition : Selected Group Exhibition
    2016
    Malaysian Art, A Special Preview, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2015
    Hijrah / Migration, The Zetter Hotel, London, United Kingdom
    Totem, The Space, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
    Melukis Puisi: Pyanhabib, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Perolehan Terikini 2012-2014, National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2014
    Malaysian Eye, START at Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    Open Show Malaysia (Jurors’ Award), National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Malaysian Eye, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2013
    Malaysia Eye, Nolias Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    Selamat Hari Malaysia M50, White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2012
    Superheroes, The Ledge, One Utama, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Open Exhibition, Shah Alam Gallery, Selangor, Malaysia
    2011
    Rupa dan Suara, Yayasan Seni Berdaftar Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Kasihnya Ibu, National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2009
    Amal Palestine, National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2008
    Islamic Show, Art Case Galleries, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2007
    Art for All, Art Case Galleries, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2002
    A Woman’s Touch, Art Case Galleries, Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia
    1999
    Miniaturization Two, Art Case Galleries, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Art Bazaar, Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Art Bazaar, Yayasan Seni Berdaftar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    1998
    Miniaturization One, Art Case Galleries, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    1997
    Young Contemporary Artist Competition, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    A Question of Balance, Art Case Galleries, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Detailed Description : Unlike most contemporary artists who reject traditional arts and crafts in favour of more conceptually driven works, I embrace both traditional crafts and decorative aesthetics. I use the classic songket shuttle weaving techniques and unconventional materials to create densely coloured tapestries, which I describe as “metaphors” for identity and nationhood. My work succeeds in piecing the supposedly firm boundaries between art and textile, contemporary and traditional, abstraction and pattern making. I am trying to elevate the art of weaving to the next level, transforming it from a two dimensional fabric to a three-dimensional art form. Anne Samat November 2016

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Other Represented Artists

No but really you’re fired, 2017 - Yeoh Choo Kuan

Yeoh Choo Kuan No but really you’re fired, 2017

Oil on linen

Well you’re fired, 2017 - Yeoh Choo Kuan

Yeoh Choo Kuan Well you’re fired, 2017

Oil on linen

Digestive Drugs, 2016 -  Hasanul Isyraf Idris

Hasanul Isyraf Idris Digestive Drugs, 2016

Blood Revival House, 2016 -  Hasanul Isyraf Idris

Hasanul Isyraf Idris Blood Revival House, 2016

ink, color pencil, watercolor on paper

Curative Carriage, 2016 -  Hasanul Isyraf Idris

Hasanul Isyraf Idris Curative Carriage, 2016