Day 1Wednesday 28 July 2021, 16:00
Research through art practice based research paradigm by focusing on making artworks as the centre of my own research study. The present increasingly dominant consumer-image based contemporary experience demands art practice -based research in the collage painting process. By looking through the lens of collage-based painting, consumerism effects on my consciousness can be "rendered visible" (Paul Klee), and the on-going state of mind can be traced (and known). The reading into the findings/outcomes of collage paintings can effectively reveal traces of my inner state of being - that gives material substance to feelings of anxieties, and reflective embodied thoughts, and sustainable reflections countering the external material world.
Choy Chun Wei was born in Sungai Petani, West Malaysia in 1973. He is trained in graphic design, and graduated with honours (second upper) under a full scholarship at Central St. Martin's College in London in 1998. Since graduating he has been practicing art and has lectured at various art colleges and universities in Malaysia.
Throughout his practice, his predilections and ideals of art are based predominantly on design language. His immersion in Graphic Design studies at the tertiary level has provided design oriented conceptual reading and contextual imagination into his chosen practice in the fine arts. This confluence of design and fine art is germane to an exciting development of his art, clearly distinguishing Chun Wei from his contemporaries. An articulate and demanding artist, Chun Wei is never one to rest on his laurels constantly seeking to develop and improve himself as an artist. Already an established artist in the Malaysian art scene, Choy Chun Wei is much sought after by Malaysian public collections, as well as, international collectors.