Tang Hong Lee was born in Pahang, Malaysia in 1963. He received his Diploma in Art from Kuala Lumpur College of Art in 1986. He then continued his studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts(visual art) in printmaking from Canberra Institute of Arts, Australia. A life-long artist, he has been exhibiting regulary for the past 18 years.
His recent works are filled with youthful vigour,an ecstatic expression of nature with a touch of the magical and fantasy.Indeed,the dramatic effects of his light-filled paintings resplendent with clouds,fishes and sea turtle achieved a rather surreal effect with quirky humour-small village pop up and nestled serenely on clouds.In his painting Tang stretches our imagination,perhaps questioning the possibility of living amidst clouds or in the ocean? His enthusiasm for colours has not diminished albeit a more monochromatic preference this time. Large expense of chromatic blue,green and red skies juxtaposed with dancing clouds speaks of ethereal beauty that makes the viewing experience an exhilarating one.
Tang has successfully explored the notion of happiness throughout his village series,this one even more exuberant. For Tang,'It is the journey itself with is the most important aspect of painting.
TANG HONG LEE
Born : 1963, Kuala Rompin, Pahang Malaysia.
Education : 1989-90 “ Bachelor of Art (Visual Art), Print-making, Canberra Institute
of Arts, Canberra, Australia.
: 1984-86 “ Diploma in Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur college of Art.
Address : 11, Jalan Tempua 9, Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-58821968 H/P : 012 6980913
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
2010 -- 'Flying Me To The Star' at Singapore by Momentous Arts Gallery.
2010 -- 'Sea-Sky' at Pinkguy Gallery,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.
2007 -- My Village “ Kampungku¯ at Singapore by Momentous Arts Gallery.
2006 -- JOURNEY OF LOVE”VILLAGE SERRIES¯ at Star Hill Gallery.
2003 -- RHYTHM OF COLOURS¯ at Singapore by Momentous Arts Gallery.
2006 -- 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1, an exhibition by 12 Malaysia Artist, Jiiva Fine Art, Jakarta.
2005 -- Spirits of the Oriental at Bongkok, Thailand.
2004 -- Seoul International Star, The 22th Korea new Art Festival.¯
2008- The 70 ' Annual Exhibition of Mokwoohoe, Seoul Museum of Art . Seoul Korea.
2009-- ' Scent of a garden ' Momentous Arts Gallery , Singpore.
2008 International Contemporary Art Fair 2008'at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre KL
2007 ' The Expat Expo 2007' at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
2005 --Life Perceived & Depited¯ at Artist3 Gallery,KL.
-- Art. Life. Learning¯ at Star Hill Gallery, KL.
2004 -- Five Expression¯ at Art Deco Gallery.
-- The Definitive Collection¯ at Singapore by Momentous Art Gallery.
2003 -- Philip Moris Malaysia Art Awards 2003, National Art Gallery.
2002 -- OPEN SHOW at National Art Gallery.
--JUNCTION¯ at Maju Junction by Pelita Hati Gallery of Art.
2001 -- eInterpretations of Nature¯ at Kulim Kedah.
--SP Setia Art Fair, Pulau Pinang.
-- MANUSIA¯ at NN Gallery.
2000 -- Malaysia Tanah Airku¯ Pusat Seni & Muzium, Bank Negara Malaysia.
-- Suria Hati¯ at Tongkah Holdings Berhad by Pelita Hati Gallery
--Pameran Terbuka 2000¯ Shah Alam Gallery.
1999 -- Out Of The Flood¯ at Gallery Wan.
-- Philip Morris Malaysia Art Awards 99, National Art Gallery.
1998 --Kedamaian Demi Malaysia at Hotel Istana.
1997 -- Philip Morris Art Awards 97, at National Art Gallery.
-- Warna warna Ilham¯ Printmaking Exhibition, Annexe Bank Neraga Malaysia.
-- 8 Men Show¯ at Pelita Hati Gallery.
-- Vision 5¯ Art Exhibition, Dynasty Hotel.
1996 -- KLCA, Refletive Kaleidoscope¯ Art Exhibition, at PWTC.
1995 -- Pameran Terbuka Shah Alam.
-- Philip Morris Malaysia Art Awards 95, at National Art Gallery.
1994 -- Permandangan Malaysia, at National Art Gallery.
1992 -- Pameran Pembukaan National Art Gallery.
1991 -- Nature Malaysia¯ Hong Kong Bank by Gallery Wan.
-- Bakat Muda Sezaman¯, Warisan Kita¯, at National Art Gallery.
1990 -- Memorandum¯ Printmaking Exhibition at High Count Of Australia.
-- Stand By¯ at Canberra School of Art Gallery.
-- Printmaking Exhibition, at Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW, Australia.
1989 -- Printmaking Exhibition, at Broken Hill City Art Gallery NSW Australia.
2000 -- Anugerah Insentif Pameran Terbuka 2000 Gallery Shah Alam.
1999 -- Philip Morris Honourable Mention Awards
1990 -- Emerging Artist Support Scheme.