Canvas, Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 122cm (H) x 91cm (W) / 48" (H) x 35.8" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings
Estimated delivery for this item is between 12 March - 17 March
This item ships from Singapore
Please note that this item is unframed and will be shipped rolled
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About the art
Tan Wei Kheng is a Sarawakian painter who has developed an interest in the Orang Ulu communities, such as the Penan, and their way of life. The Penan are the last of Borneo’s nomadic hunter-gatherers, and Tan’s works serve as a reminder of the fragility of their culture and their environment, threatened by the pressures of capitalist and state-centric hegemony.
“Majestic Hunters” explores the theme of death, both as a fact of reality and as a metaphor for the looming demise of the Penan way of life. The Nyakit triptych serves as a memento mori, while the portraits of elderly Penan individuals are posthumous portraits, rendered from memory and photographs after their subjects had passed on.
Tan Wei Kheng
Based in: Malaysia
Tan Wei Kheng is a self-taught artist from Marudi, Sarawak, Malaysia. Originally a ceramist for a commercial outlet producing tourist objects, Wei Kheng became drawn to the stories, symbolism and traditional knowledge of Sarawak’s interior peoples. Wei Kheng travels regularly into the dense interior of Sarawak where he spends time …
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