The Painted Rhapsody of Soh Boon Kiong

Date: December 7 – 21, 2019

Venue: PinkGuy Gallery Bangsar, 51-1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Soh Boon Kiong has been actively showcasing his poetic compositions in Malaysia and internationally since 1990. Presenting his solo show entitled The Painted Rhapsody of Soh Boon Kiong in PINKGUY gallery, Bangsar from December 7 until 21, 2019, Soh’s latest body of work encapsulates the contemporary worldview and the essence of his life.

Originally intended to be showcased in The Edge Galerie, Mont’ Kiara in July 2019, the premature closure of the gallery in May 2019 renders the plan null and void. Undeterred by the setback, Soh continued to produce a new series of elegant abstract paintings – a feast for the eyes.

When the news about The Edge Galerie’s fate (and mine) reached the tightly-knit art circle, WinSon had graciously offered me any form of alliance. Keeping his proposition in mind, in October 2019, an opportune moment arose.

Soh has been keeping me informed about the progress of his work as a way to stay in touch. At the same time, WinSon had invited me to the launch of his new space. When I proposed the idea of “seeing it through” to Soh, PINKGUY gallery is the obvious choice.

More importantly, I hope the viewers will find peace and harmony within the visual ambiances of Soh Boon Kiong’s paintings.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of this, particularly to WinSon for hosting The Painted Rhapsody of Soh Boon Kiong in his new prime space.

Sarah Abu Bakar



Link to The Painted Rhapsody of Soh Boon Kiong‘s catalogue.