Thursday, September 9, 2021

Buildings that are Cultural Artifacts

Lee Weng Fatt (left) is just too good to not give him a second write-up. And so, I'm featuring him again.

I daresay I have heaps of respect for Lee (left) because to paint inanimate objects like buildings is not easy, methinks. He has to work on them with punctilious diligence. 

His paintings suggest a fussiness he must demand of himself. He knows where to push a subject into the foreground to create a 3D illusion. He is skilled in mixing colors to get the right consistency that can bring out the right shade. It’s about combining the rough and the smooth, the thick and the thin. I really think his artwork is unsurpassed for textural variation. 

To be able to achieve all of the above, I’m sure he has to demonstrate mega patience, confident composure and a scrupulous attention to detail. 

He tells me that he prefers to start with a painting knife before using a round brush for the finishing touches – and his scrapes and strokes add an extra dimension to the final work. 

From Lee’s paintings, there is nary a doubt that he’s a skillful artist, whose dexterous hands transform timeworn buildings into impressive edifices that radiate bounteous nostalgia. Indeed, they conjure an enduring charm that keeps me transfixed. 

Do give them a good scrutiny and I'm sure you too can agree with me!

For enquiries, please check out his Facebook page "Lee Weng Fatt'sI Paintings".

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