Ben Chong is a contemporary artist, working across advertising , interior, design, and art painting, based in Kuala Lumpur, he graduated in Malaysia Institution of Art , participated in numerous open and group art exhibition in Malaysia and Oversea.
He claims that he finds his inspiration through nature especially in human nature, recently his works is focusing on human figure drawing as he finds that the human structure or portrait are unique and incredible to him, his art subject is more related to inspire other about love and compassion one to another for the community especially people with special needs like special kids such as Autism, the symptoms of an Autistic child is socializing problem and speech limitation, children with autism have difficulty using their imagination, communicating or interacting, he hopes that through his painting, it can bring more attention and awareness to the people with compassion and love, he always says ‘’ Like art, music and architecture -The goal is to make it becomes a part of your daily life, surpassing artificial boundaries of culture ,art and custom. He had his first oversea solo exhibition in Seoul, South Korea after receiving the Asia Art Award ( Grand Prize ) by Asia Invitation Art Exhibition is Seoul, South Korea, he has been hailed as one of the most promising young figurative painters , his works had great expressive force and with great strokes and seemingly uncontrolled brushstrokes , he managed to ‘’ say everything ‘’ in detail, but without specifying the detail.
Participated in numerous open and group art exhibition in Malaysia and Oversea
2009 – Founder of The AOFS Art Gallery
2010 – First Solo Art exhibition in The AOFS Art Gallery
2010 - Group art exhibition in Artseni Gallery
2010 – Group art exhibition in Penang Art Society for the “Collector’s collection”
2011 – 2017 - Asia invitation Art Exhibition in Seoul
2012 – Solo Art exhibition in Artseni Gallery
2014 – Worked on Autism Kid art project with Tourism Malaysia and Power of love
2015 – Worked on Autism Kid art project with Unesco France and Power of love
2015 – Invitation art exhibition in Genting 50 Wondrous Years Art Exhibition, Malaysia
2015 – Group art exhibition in Oriental Art & Cultural Center, Kuala Lumpur
2017 – Award winner (Asia Art Award) – Grand prize at Asia invitation Art Exhibition in Seoul
2017 – First Oversee Solo Exhibition in La Mer Gallery ,Seoul , Korea
Work / Education
Autism series is my recent art subject, inspired by an autistic boy.We are always finding the perfect person , but by learning to see an imperfect person in perfectly, Life favors those who see things differently. Autistic kids are so unique , they get to experience the world in very different way, they can see the wind, hear the bee singing and feel incredible emotion flowing from those who are care for them. Most people do not understand them, these group of autistic children, they can feel , think and have emotions, just they act in the different way.. They have difficulties in social and emotional connections and difficulties in using or understanding gestures and sometimes a total lack of facial expression.