"From ancient times to the present, the Chinese traditional culture has been passed on from generation to generation. The cultural customs of our ancestors are our inheritance roots. Due to the pandemic, the 2021 Lunar New Year was celebrated differently as we were restricted from returning to our hometown to reunite with family. Still, a traditional decoration was put up by each household , creating a warm and cheerful atmosphere. Even though homesickness was widespread, we still managed to have a safe and memorable New Year."
Title : Rooted In Tradition (2021)
Artist : Alex Liong Chen Hui
Medium : Clay and Soft Pastel on Reinforced Board
Size : 76 cm x 51 cm
A little bit about the artist
Alex Liong Chen Hui, a Malaysian born Chinese, is an accomplished artist and art teacher. He graduated with a Diploma in Graphic Design from the Malaysian Institute of Art in 1994. With 30 years of experience in the field, Alex strives to impact the younger generations through creativity and imaginative thinking, thus creating the 1na1ni @ rt (WarnaWarni Art) program and the Magical Clay program.
Alex is also the founder of The Artless House (Petaling Jaya) and was an initiative member of faculty in an international school (Kuala Lumpur), where he taught art and design. Through his influence, Alex was featured as a guest on Astro AEC (A Malaysian satellite television provider) and collaborated with the local government to bring awareness on issues surrounding the communities.
“I believe life is full of colors. Colors to express emotion, feeling and thought. Colors that bring life to everything around the world!” - Alex Liong Chen Hui