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"Charles Cham: Ballads"
2005-01-14 until 2005-02-17
Karin Weber Gallery
SoHo, , HK Hong Kong

Karin Weber Gallery is delighted to annonce that international, Hungary-based artist CHARLES CHAM will be exhibiting his latest body of work entitled BALLADS from 13.1 until 17.2.2005. Charles CHAM's works are based on the philosophy of Yin and Yang - the duality of life and the attraction of opposites. He believes that everything has another side, visible or not. The Yin and Yang paintings are actually multiple paintings. They are in fact two paintings on one canvas, with each other facing in the opposite direction.

Charles CHAM started painting at the age of five inspired by the first movie he ever saw. It was a story about an artist with a magic brush and everything he painted became alive. He painted birds and they flew away. He painted fish and they swam away in the river. Finally he painted a woman, she became alive and they fell in love. When Charles came home that day after the movie, he started to draw a portrait of the painter on the floor with some cake powder belonging to his mother. That was his first portrait.

After working as an editorial artist for a few years in Kuala Lumpur, he went to France to paint. He became a member of the Association des Artistes Ind»pendants in Aix-en-Provence and exhibited in the Salon des Independants in 1990 and 1991. In 1993, he set up his studio in the old quarter of his hometown in Malacca, Malaysia, and named it The Orangutan House.

' Ballads ' is Charles Cham's second solo exhibition in Hong Kong following his successful first show YELLOW CULTURE in 2000.His work has been exhibited in France, Basel/Switzerland, Lisbon/Portugal, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Singapore and Darwin/Australia.

CHARLES CHAM is exclusively represented in Hong Kong by Karin Weber Gallery. CHAM has also been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2001. View more of his works at: http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/c/charlescham/.

IMAGE
Charles Cham 1473 The Red Square
2004
Oil Painting
76 cm x 76 cm


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