Kow Leong Kiang

Waves 10

Waves 10

Kow Leong Kiang
120 x 165cm
Oil on Linen
2023

Waves 10

Kow Leong Kiang
120 x 165cm
Oil on Linen
2023

Artist Statement

Kow Leong Kiang’s art captivates with pensive figures amidst unsettling landscapes, often accompanied by recurring giant bananas. This intriguing juxtaposition invites contemplation. The figures’ introspection could reflect isolation, existential angst, or a commentary on the complexities of our world.

The giant banana adds another layer of meaning, it can be connected to banana currency during the Malayan Wartime suggesting a symbol of lost or unstable value systems, especially relevant with recent fluctuations in the Malaysian Ringgit (RM).

Ultimately, Kow’s art is open to interpretation. Each viewer’s understanding, influenced by personal experience and knowledge of the artist, creates a valid and unique perspective. The beauty lies in how each viewer experiences unique emotions and thoughts.

Waves 6

Waves 6

Kow Leong Kiang
150 x 120cm
Oil on Canvas
2022

Waves 6

Kow Leong Kiang
150 x 120cm
Oil on Canvas
2022

Malayan Nights 1011 | 馬來亞-夜譚之1011

Malayan Nights 1011 | 馬來亞-夜譚之1011

Kow Leong Kiang
142x90cm
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
2017

Malayan Nights 1011 | 馬來亞-夜譚之1011

Kow Leong Kiang
142x90cm
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
2017

Malayan Nights 1008

Malayan Nights 1008

Kow Leong Kiang
76.2 x 61cm
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
2017

Malayan Nights 1008

Kow Leong Kiang
76.2 x 61cm
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
2017

Mirror

Mirror

Kow Leong Kiang
80x80cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

Mirror

Kow Leong Kiang
80x80cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

Mother and Son

Mother and Son

Kow Leong Kiang
120x120cm
Oil on Canvas
2020

Mother and Son

Kow Leong Kiang
120x120cm
Oil on Canvas
2020

Still Life on a Wash Basin

Still Life on a Wash Basin

Kow Leong Kiang
80x80cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

Still Life on a Wash Basin

Kow Leong Kiang
80x80cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

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