1/10

Profile

Lee Kian Choong 李建聪

Malaysia

Born in a tranquil village in Malaysia, Lee Kian Choong’s carefree childhood was closely intertwined with elements of nature, until he picked up photography while pursuing his education in the United Kingdom. 

 

He opened his own portrait studio in 1991 and has since photographed royalties, ministers, ambassadors, celebrities, and other prominent figures. However in 2007, he realised that his true interest resided in painting, as it has since his early childhood. Having made up his mind, he closed his studio and channeled his commitment into becoming an internationally recognised full time painter. He specialises in Contemporary Chinese Ink Paintings, which are generously imbued with his rich childhood memories and unique interpretation of both life’s meaning and the universe.

李建聪出生于马来西亚。他在一个宁静的村庄度过无忧无虑的童年时光,沐浴在大自然的怀抱。对艺术充满着无比的热情的他后来到英国去修读摄影课程。

 

1991年,他开设了人像摄影室,拍摄了政要、大使、名人和其他显赫的人物。然而, 2007年他意识到自己真正的兴趣是绘画。原来,这颗爱画画的种子早已潜伏在童年。他关闭了摄影室,下决心要成为一名全职画家。从那时起,他专注研习现代水墨画,并把童年灿烂多姿的经历和对生活的独特见解融入笔端。

EXHIBITIONS

1987

- Photographs contributing to the Associateship panel of The Royal Photographic Society, UK were exhibited in Malaysia 

1990 

- Photographs contributing to the Fellowship panel of The Royal Photographic Society, UK were exhibited in the National University of Singapore

2013 

- Debut solo painting exhibition in Singapore organised by HaoZhen Art Gallery 

2014 

- Debut solo painting exhibition in Hong Kong organised by Asia Fineart Gallery

 

2015 

- Debut solo painting exhibition at Taipa Museum, Macau under the invitation of the Ministry of Culture, Macau government 

 

2016

- Group painting exhibition ArtSafe Pte Ltd, Singapore 

AWARDS

  • Gold Medal and Bronze Medal in the 16th Malaysia International Salon of Photography (1983)

  • Photographic works selected for the 26th New Zealand International Salon of Photography (1983)

  • Photographic works selected for the Royal Photographic Society (UK) Annual International Competition (1983)

  • Photographic works selected for the Hong Kong International Salon of Photography (1984)

  • Photographic works selected for the 17th Malaysia International Salon of Photography (1984)

  • Photographic works selected for the Singapore International Salon of Photography​ (1984)

  • Certificate of Merit in the 18th Malaysia International Salon of Photography (1985)

  • Awarded Top 10 in the Singapore National Creative Photography Competition (1987)

  •  Photographic work published in the 1992 Photography Year Book UK (1992)

  • One of two winners under the category Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Others in the First Chinese Contemporary Ink Art Competition organised by Yidian and the China biggest auction house Poly Auction Pte Ltd (2015)

  • Awarded First Place in the 47th International Exhibition organised by the Louisiana Watercolor Society, United States (2017)

  • Awarded Fifth Place in the International Watermedia Exhibition organised by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society of Colorado, United States (2017)

  • Artwork selected for the 40th International Watercolor Exhibition organised by Watercolor Art Society-Houston, United States (2017)

Contact Us

For any enquiries, please leave us a message and your contact details. We will respond as soon as we can.

Follow Us 

  • Follow Us

VISITORS

ArtSafe PTE LTD, No. 8, Changi South Street 2,  U-Freight Logistics Centre, Singapore, 486632.

T: 6542 7383 · E: admin@artsafesg.com

© 2012 ArtSafe PTE LTD. All Rights Reserved