“The background of the painting - pink and black - represents outer purity and inner imperfection. White flowers symbolize modesty and elegance, while red flowers symbolize respect, desire, passionate love and strength. The surroundings, especially pink and white Sakura, represent that life is short and beautiful. The group of small colorful flowers symbolizes the human’s emotions and feelings.”
Title : Self-Acceptance & Self-Loved, 2020
Artist : Wong Jia Yaw ( Edward )
Medium : Acrylic and Pen on Canvas
Size : 90 cm diameter
Price : RM 3,000
A little bit about the Artist
🍃 Wong Jia Yaw graduated with a 6-months intensive course in Fine Arts which is organised by the organization of Nukilan Jiwa Arts, and trainers from University of Malaya. Currently, He is studying Diploma in Information Technology.
He was keen in arts and painting when he was 6 years old and then he had been enjoying it for 6 years before he stopped due to the incident. In April 2014, Edward was encouraged to participate in Abilympics Competition for Selangor and Kuala Lumpur (Painting Category). 6 months later, He was chosen to be one of the artists with disabilities by the organization of Nukilan Jiwa Arts, and University of Malaya for studying a 6-months intensive course. He made two paintings for those art exhibition; one of which was purchased by of one of the co-founders of Maybank.
🍃 “Disability doesn’t stop me from pursuing arts, and drawing out something unbelievably creative." - Wong Jia Yaw ( Edward )
Edward is one of the 2 hearing-impaired / deaf artists in this exhibition, "Be Kind. Have Courage : Mental Health Awareness".
Thank you and we hope you enjoy your art experience here. 🤗