Thursday, March 08, 2007
The Fabric Works of David Cheah
David Cheah Art and Design is a multidisciplinary creative studio with the aim of elevating the everyday experience of living into a meaningful and joyous journey through Art. Apart from paintings, mundane everyday objects such as a cushion or a dress can be elevated to be a work of Art.
David Cheah is a Malaysian born architect and interior designer turned multi-media artist, having lived and worked in Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney. His early frustration with the absence of a decorative painter for built projects prompted him to study decorative paint finishes under the watchful eye of Jennifer Bennell, the author of many books on the subject. These decorative painting techniques have become the foundation tools for his leap into the world of Art.
Demonstrating a diverse range, David’s portfolio includes paintings on mixed media such as glass, walls, medium density fibreboard and fabrics or a combination of all these media. This is manifest in his most significant project, the V.I.P. Lounges at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
A solo artist, David nonetheless has a team of artists he regularly works with as and when the need arises with large projects. In fact, due in part to his architectural background, he takes particular pleasure in collaborating with other architects and designers to develop site specific works in keeping with their original design intent.
With many successful exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Sydney behind him, David now divides his time between Australia and Malaysia. His creations are available through selected galleries and hip stores in Australia.