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Soon Lai Wai

1970
Malaysia

9 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Soon Lai Wai

Intersection 2

2019

173 x 91 x 3cm

8050,49 €

You Make my Day 14

2019

61 x 61 x 3cm

2046,73 €

The Scent of Pink

2019

61 x 61 x 3cm

2046,73 €

Glamour #2

2022

91 x 91 x 5cm

4366,37 €

Summer Charm - Prosperity

2022

91 x 91 x 3cm

4366,37 €

A Romantic Episode

2019

61 x 61 x 3cm

2046,73 €

A Mass of Blossom A

2022

80 x 80 x 3cm

3547,67 €

A Mass of Blossom B

2022

80 x 80 x 3cm

SOLD

Summer Charm - Wild Lotus

2020

91 x 91 x 3cm

5116,83 €

Soon Lai Wai was born in 1970, Penang, Malaysia. He moved to Kuala Lumpur in the early ‘90s to pursue a career in advertising. Although he had a background in art education from Saito Academy, where he learned the basic foundation and skills to painting, he started out as a graphic designer. Many years later, he felt the need to leave the stressful industry.

Having studied Chinese painting, he began combining Western oil paints with the traditional watercolour brushstrokes synonymous with Oriental paintings. A lover of nature, many of his paintings are inspired by the vibrant colours he sees in the lush Malaysian landscape, with its tropical flora and fauna.

Upon the advice of his friend and fellow artist Lim Ah Cheng, he eventually settled on painting the beautiful lotus flower as his main trademark. The lotus is depicted in various colours, styles, sizes, and types in many of his paintings. Lai Wai explains, “I chose the lotus as my identity as a painter, because not only do I really love this flower, but I believe it has an International theme that resonates with all kinds of people.

During his career as an artist, Lai Wai has gained international recognition for his confident brushstrokes, vivid colours, and fluid motions. He has exhibited in various parts of Asia such as Korea, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and China, and has made a name for himself as a semi-abstract expressionist painter.