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Single piece Signed Dated Titled

From the series Membrane



91 x 91 x 3 cm
35.83 x 36 x 1.18 in




Mixed Media



A conceptual collage-portraiture work, ‘The Bordello of the Subconscious' aims to embody several disciplines of my art making. Namely, collage from found materials in my studio environment, an application of paint in an abstract expressionist manner which props up a representational portraiture style in the foreground. The work is about the organization and maintenance of clear, concise and efficient minds. It's about taking the time to focus and understand one's latent and conscious intents. The importance of meditation, self reflection and awareness, and in constructing clear paths, goals and reasonable expectations of oneself.The mind is a wonderful thing. It behaves like a computer. Processing information, visual and auditory cues, sorting through our other senses into banks and storage facilities. It's the world's fastest, most efficient library and warehouse. A biological and metaphysical organ, our minds are networks of neurons and synapses, brain matter and tissue - highly complex molecular structures. It drives and processes our emotions, thoughts, connections, all in the blink of an eye.Our minds are equally as important as our other bodily functions. We must nurture and protect our mental faculties with persistence and vigour. The alternative would be far worse; the decay of our beings which leads to erroneous organizations of our bodies, metabolic rates, blood pressure, hormonal changes and imbalances, organ failure, a lower immune system, pain and suffering. It's my hope that through positive empowerment and conscious efforts, we are better equipped to create the most optimal version of ourselves.

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Nicholas Choong's style can best be described as colourful and traditional, with a contemporary flair. His work borders on semi-realism and has been revered for his work with light and shadows. His favourite subjects are landscapes and portraits, but he occasionally uses mixed media and experiments with various drawing tools to create different works of art.

Presently, Nicholas spends his time painting abstracts. His technique, language and expression are easily noticeable in his large washes, jagged cuts, contrast and play of colours on the canvas. In his traditional paintings, Nicholas works in a series-based format and is known for his strong ink and line work.

His works can be found in galleries and in the homes of private collectors from locales like London, New York, Singapore, Germany, Korea, Hong Kong and Malaysia, to name a few. He joined the esteemed Rimbun Dahan Arts Residency as a 3-month Southeast Asian Artist in Residence from February - April 2018 which culminated in his cityscape works - showing at the National Art Gallery of Malaysia.

He comments, "These cityscapes are based on the Kuala Lumpur skyline. They are a reminder that even in these overcrowded steel skylines, there is beauty and energy in everything. As these paintings are not representational of any one road, car or street - they are compositions formed out of trial and error, failure and a determination to get it right. In other words, grit and stubbornness (on my part) to reach a higher level of artistic mastery. Kuala Lumpur is for me a city of contrasts; the old versus the new and concrete versus steel. I am not interested in details of actual buildings but in creating a mood inspired by the city and my paintings are generally completed in a few sittings."

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Kuala Lumpur,

The Art People Gallery (TAPG) is a homegrown art space established in 2015. With its flagship situated in Klang, Malaysia, this art gallery is a celebration of creativity, openness, talent and generosity. Committed to innovation, TAPG highlights a diverse range of modern and contemporary art and represents both prominent living and promising budding artists ...

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