"I BELIEVE THAT DRAWING IS THINKING AND PAINTING IS FEELING. THEREFORE, I DRAW WHAT I THINK AND PAINT WHAT I FEEL. AS THERE IS NO FEELING WITHOUT THINKING, THERE IS ALSO NO PAINTING WITHOUT DRAWING."
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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 ... Read More
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.
Charles CHAM's works are based on the eastern philosophy of Yin and Yang - the duality of life and the attraction of opposites.
He believes that everything has another side, visible or not. His works show two paintings on one canvas, with each facing in the opposite direction."
He also believes in the art of drawing and in the simplicity of forms.
"Simplicity is the most profound stage one can achieve, in art and in life."
"There is no painting without drawing. For a painting to be strong, it has to come from a drawing. Drawing is the basis of it all - the mother of art. Drawing is the thought, the idea; painting is the emotion, the expression."
"I believe that drawing is thinking and painting is feeling. Therefore, I draw what I think and paint what I feel. As there is no feeling without thinking, there is also no painting without drawing. Sometimes I feel more comfortable calling my works painted drawings rather than just paintings."
Charles CHAM has exhibited in France, Switzerland, Portugal, Bali, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Malaysia. His works are in private art collections in more than 40 countries.
For more information and works, please visit his facebook page at www.facebook.com/orangutanhouse.
1993 Paintings of Malacca, Air Keroh Expo Centre, Malacca.
1994 Yin-Yang Paintings and Drawings, The Spice Route, Malacca.
1994 Nudes and Portraits, The Spice Route, Malacca.
1995 Yin Et Yang Et Cetera, Creative Centre, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
1996 Recent Paintings, The Orangutan House, Malacca.
1997 Charles Cham: Yin + Yang, Art-2 Gallery, The Substation, Singapore.
1997 Yin-Yang Paintings, Framed Gallery, Darwin, Australia.
1998 Primitive Forms, Modern Feelings, Ganesha Gallery, Bali.
1998 Recent Paintings, The Orangutan House, Malacca.
2000 Yellow Culture, Art-2 Gallery, The Substation, Singapore.
2000 Yellow Culture, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong ... Read More
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