One of Teng Beng’s most important contributions to art in Malaysia is his research on paper making. He pioneered the use of fibres from the residues of selected local bananas and pineapple plants for making paper by hand as a medium for artistic expression. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of New York in 1987 for his dissertation ‘Paper Making from Selected Malaysian Fibres: An Investigation of its Artistic Potential Through Creation of Original Artworks’.
This exhibition which will be open to the public from the 23rd December will focus on three significant areas of the artist’s body of work. On display at the ground floor will be works selected from the 1950s until the 1980s, from drawings, paintings, prints to handmade paper highlighting the artist’s early developments. On the mezzanine floor, selected handmade papers from local indigenous plant fibre produced for his dissertation will be on display and finally on the first floor, abstract paintings and paintings on paper pulp from the 1990s and 2020s respectively are on show.
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