16 September until 2 October 2012

White Box, [email protected]
Block A5, Menara Kencana Petroleum
1 Jalan Dutamas 1 Off Jalan Duta
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 5.2. Mixed media on canvas. 78.5 x 59cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 5.2. Mixed media on canvas. 78.5 x 59cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 6. Mixed media on canvas. 118.5 x 88cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 6. Mixed media on canvas. 118.5 x 88cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. The Hand of Awakening. Wood. 104 x 48 x 65cm. 2011 (L-R Back & Front View)

Sun Kang Jye. The Hand of Awakening. Wood. 104 x 48 x 65cm. 2011 (L-R Back & Front View)

Chong Ai Lei. Affection. Oil on canvas. 124.5 x 168cm. 2012

Chong Ai Lei. Affection. Oil on canvas. 124.5 x 168cm. 2012

Chong Ai Lei. Coquetry. Oil on canvas. 124.5 x 168cm. 2012

Chong Ai Lei. Coquetry. Oil on canvas. 124.5 x 168cm. 2012

Chong Ai Lei. Intoxicated. Oil on canvas. 168 x 124.5cm. 2012

Chong Ai Lei. Intoxicated. Oil on canvas. 168 x 124.5cm. 2012

Chong Ai Lei. Playmate. Oil on canvas. 155 x 135cm. 2012

Chong Ai Lei. Playmate. Oil on canvas. 155 x 135cm. 2012

Chong Ai Lei. Pleasure. Oil on canvas. 124.5 x 168cm. 2012

Chong Ai Lei. Pleasure. Oil on canvas. 124.5 x 168cm. 2012

Chong Ai Lei. Relaxation. Oil on canvas. 168 x 124.5cm. 2012

Chong Ai Lei. Relaxation. Oil on canvas. 168 x 124.5cm. 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Bagai Menanti Bulan Jatuh ke Riba... Ball point on canvas. 136 x 90cm. 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Bagai Menanti Bulan Jatuh ke Riba... Ball point on canvas. 136 x 90cm. 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Bawang Merah & Bawang Putih. Ball point on canvas. 148 x 243cm (each). 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Bawang Merah & Bawang Putih. Ball point on canvas. 148 x 243cm (each). 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Thinking in The Box (Why Don't I Make it Bigger). Ball point on canvas. 86 x 167cm. 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Thinking in The Box (Why Don't I Make it Bigger). Ball point on canvas. 86 x 167cm. 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Tikam Belakang. Ball point on canvas. 149 x 84cm. 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Tikam Belakang. Ball point on canvas. 149 x 84cm. 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Twisted Fairy Tales Series - Pinocchio (Still The Old Me). Ball point on canvas. 158 x 84cm. 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Twisted Fairy Tales Series - Pinocchio (Still The Old Me). Ball point on canvas. 158 x 84cm. 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Twisted Fairy Tales Series - Snow White (The Deer Head Look Nice on The Wall, Don't They). Ball point on canvas. 115.5 x 89.5cm. 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Twisted Fairy Tales Series - Snow White (The Deer Head Look Nice on The Wall, Don't They). Ball point on canvas. 115.5 x 89.5cm. 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Twisted Fairy Tales Series - The Frog Prince (Well, I Don't Mind Not Turning Back to Human Now). Ball point on canvas. 183 x 61cm. 2012

Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Twisted Fairy Tales Series - The Frog Prince (Well, I Don't Mind Not Turning Back to Human Now). Ball point on canvas. 183 x 61cm. 2012

Ng Swee Keat. Daughter. Acrylic on canvas. 90 x 55cm (each). 2011

Ng Swee Keat. Daughter. Acrylic on canvas. 90 x 55cm (each). 2011

Ng Swee Keat. Good Night. Acrylic on canvas. 78 x 88cm. 2012

Ng Swee Keat. Good Night. Acrylic on canvas. 78 x 88cm. 2012

Ng Swee Keat. My Blanket. Acrylic on canvas. 139 x 109cm. 2012

Ng Swee Keat. My Blanket. Acrylic on canvas. 139 x 109cm. 2012

Ng Swee Keat. Portrayal of Development Series 7. Acrylic on canvas. 105 x 122cm. 2012

Ng Swee Keat. Portrayal of Development Series 7. Acrylic on canvas. 105 x 122cm. 2012

Ng Swee Keat. Portrayal of Development Series 8. Acrylic on canvas. 105 x 122cm. 2012

Ng Swee Keat. Portrayal of Development Series 8. Acrylic on canvas. 105 x 122cm. 2012

Ng Swee Keat. Sweet Dream Series 3. Acrylic on canvas. 90 x 87cm. 2008

Ng Swee Keat. Sweet Dream Series 3. Acrylic on canvas. 90 x 87cm. 2008

Ng Swee Keat. Sweet Dream Series 4. Acrylic on canvas. 66 x 83cm. 2008

Ng Swee Keat. Sweet Dream Series 4. Acrylic on canvas. 66 x 83cm. 2008

Siund Tan. Both of Us. Oil on canvas. 102 x 123cm. 2012

Siund Tan. Both of Us. Oil on canvas. 102 x 123cm. 2012

Siund Tan. Long Lost Hours. Oil on canvas. 76 x 76cm. 2012

Siund Tan. Long Lost Hours. Oil on canvas. 76 x 76cm. 2012

Siund Tan. Tanjung Bungah. Graphite & ink on paper. 65 x 89cm. 2012

Siund Tan. Tanjung Bungah. Graphite & ink on paper. 65 x 89cm. 2012

Siund Tan. The Creator. Acrylic on canvas. 102 x 76cm. 2012

Siund Tan. The Creator. Acrylic on canvas. 102 x 76cm. 2012

Siund Tan. The Destroyer. Oil on canvas. 102 x 76cm. 2012

Siund Tan. The Destroyer. Oil on canvas. 102 x 76cm. 2012

Siund Tan. The Preserver. Oil on canvas. 102 x 123cm. 2012

Siund Tan. The Preserver. Oil on canvas. 102 x 123cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 1.1. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 91.5cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 1.1. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 91.5cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 1.2. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 41cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 1.2. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 41cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 1.3. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 122cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 1.3. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 122cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 2.1. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 61cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 2.1. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 61cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 2.2. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 91cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 2.2. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 91cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 2.3. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 122cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 2.3. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 122cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 3.1. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 122cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 3.1. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 122cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 3.2. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 61.5cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 3.2. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 61.5cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 3.3. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 122cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 3.3. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 122cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 4.1. Mixed media on canvas. 100 x 80cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 4.1. Mixed media on canvas. 100 x 80cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 4.2. Mixed media on canvas. 100 x 80cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 4.2. Mixed media on canvas. 100 x 80cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 5.1. Mixed media on canvas. 78.5 x 59cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 5.1. Mixed media on canvas. 78.5 x 59cm. 2012

Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 5.2. Mixed media on canvas. 78.5 x 59cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 6. Mixed media on canvas. 118.5 x 88cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. The Hand of Awakening. Wood. 104 x 48 x 65cm. 2011 (L-R Back & Front View)Chong Ai Lei. Affection. Oil on canvas. 124.5 x 168cm. 2012Chong Ai Lei. Coquetry. Oil on canvas. 124.5 x 168cm. 2012Chong Ai Lei. Intoxicated. Oil on canvas. 168 x 124.5cm. 2012Chong Ai Lei. Playmate. Oil on canvas. 155 x 135cm. 2012Chong Ai Lei. Pleasure. Oil on canvas. 124.5 x 168cm. 2012Chong Ai Lei. Relaxation. Oil on canvas. 168 x 124.5cm. 2012Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Bagai Menanti Bulan Jatuh ke Riba... Ball point on canvas. 136 x 90cm. 2012Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Bawang Merah & Bawang Putih. Ball point on canvas. 148 x 243cm (each). 2012Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Thinking in The Box (Why Don't I Make it Bigger). Ball point on canvas. 86 x 167cm. 2012Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Tikam Belakang. Ball point on canvas. 149 x 84cm. 2012Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Twisted Fairy Tales Series - Pinocchio (Still The Old Me). Ball point on canvas. 158 x 84cm. 2012Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Twisted Fairy Tales Series - Snow White (The Deer Head Look Nice on The Wall, Don't They). Ball point on canvas. 115.5 x 89.5cm. 2012Muhammad Syahbandi Samat. Twisted Fairy Tales Series - The Frog Prince (Well, I Don't Mind Not Turning Back to Human Now). Ball point on canvas. 183 x 61cm. 2012Ng Swee Keat. Daughter. Acrylic on canvas. 90 x 55cm (each). 2011Ng Swee Keat. Good Night. Acrylic on canvas. 78 x 88cm. 2012Ng Swee Keat. My Blanket. Acrylic on canvas. 139 x 109cm. 2012Ng Swee Keat. Portrayal of Development Series 7. Acrylic on canvas. 105 x 122cm. 2012Ng Swee Keat. Portrayal of Development Series 8. Acrylic on canvas. 105 x 122cm. 2012Ng Swee Keat. Sweet Dream Series 3. Acrylic on canvas. 90 x 87cm. 2008Ng Swee Keat. Sweet Dream Series 4. Acrylic on canvas. 66 x 83cm. 2008Siund Tan. Both of Us. Oil on canvas. 102 x 123cm. 2012Siund Tan. Long Lost Hours. Oil on canvas. 76 x 76cm. 2012Siund Tan. Tanjung Bungah. Graphite & ink on paper. 65 x 89cm. 2012Siund Tan. The Creator. Acrylic on canvas. 102 x 76cm. 2012Siund Tan. The Destroyer. Oil on canvas. 102 x 76cm. 2012Siund Tan. The Preserver. Oil on canvas. 102 x 123cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 1.1. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 91.5cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 1.2. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 41cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 1.3. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 122cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 2.1. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 61cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 2.2. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 91cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 2.3. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 122cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 3.1. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 122cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 3.2. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 61.5cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 3.3. Mixed media on canvas. 122 x 122cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 4.1. Mixed media on canvas. 100 x 80cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 4.2. Mixed media on canvas. 100 x 80cm. 2012Sun Kang Jye. Concave & Convex Series 5.1. Mixed media on canvas. 78.5 x 59cm. 2012

About the Show

It is with pleasure to have the walls of White Box, [email protected] displaying the works of Chong Ai Lei, Muhammad Syahbandi Samat, Ng Swee Keat, Sun Kang Jye and Siund Tan – the five winners of the Malaysian Emerging Artist (MEA) Award 2011 – from 16 September until 2 October 2012.

When we gave birth to the MEA Award in 2009 together with the House of MATAHATI (HOM), we aimed for the award to strengthen the infrastructure of the Malaysian contemporary art scene; one that would serve as a stepping stone to young emerging artists in the country; those aged between 18 to 35 years old. The intent goes beyond mere recognition to deserving talents, but to also provide the artists exposure and opportunities both locally and internationally, and to nurture them further so that their potentials will not remain unrealized.

We could not have been more encouraged at the second edition of the MEA Award where we received an astounding submission of two hundred eighteen works from seventy five entries. These were carefully reviewed and shortlisted to thirty nine finalists, after which the panel of judges went through the most difficult task of naming the five winners.

In addition to cash prize, voucher for art supplies and travel grant to Manila, Philippines, this exhibition is also part of the winning prize, where the winners will showcase their works.

MEA Award is a biennial affair and is also supported by 30 Artfriends. Although only in its second edition, we have been proud with the career progress of the first edition winners, and we wish the five winners of 2011 nothing less. More importantly, we have also seen positive development on the quality of submissions during this edition, and we strongly believe that the finalists stand to benefit tremendously from the exposure as well.

This is only a beginning. Moving forward in the years to come, we hope to be raising the bar of the Malaysian contemporary art with all our might and purpose. And we hope you are with us.

Participating Artists

Chong Ai Lei
Muhammad Syahbandi Samat
Ng Swee Keat
Sun Kang Jye
Siund Tan