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Single piece Signed Dated Titled

From the series Terra Firma



122 x 97 x 1 cm
48.03 x 38 x 0.39 in







The Terra Firma series of works is a welcome departure from last year's acrylic-on-canvas abstract works. Choong ventures into an unconventional and unknown territory right now. Terra Firma alludes to mother earth. For him, it's a way to be grounded in a particular practice and experimentation, as he believes that the only thing constant, is change. Textures fascinate Choong. Marks on the asphalt, paint peeling off the walls, lichen, stalagmites, water erosion, and decay are all part of the natural world. The series celebrates nature by fusing materials in his studios like aluminum, steel, oil paint, turpentine, solvents, and pigments: guided partly by Choong and You as the observer. Without you, there is no him. It's the same for light and dark, front and back, forwards and backward. While spontaneity and a playful spirit are required in the making of art, a mechanical element is present too. For some it may be the washing of brushes, stretching canvasses, mixing colors, researching, etc. With these words, He brings the mechanical element into the painting and creating process. It's a play. It's an act. It's a dance. Any art form is fundamentally about that.

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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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