Born 1949 in Melaka, Chiang Shih Wen is a Malaysian artist who is well-known for his style of integrating the three elements of light, color and space to create layers and depth in his intricate and beautiful portrayal of buildings and environment. Malacca-born Chiang Shih Wen graduated from Kuala Lumpur College of Art in 1974. In 1981, He won an Outstanding award: “Young Artist Competition” which was organized by “Nanyang Siang Pau”. And an award for “Malaysian Landscape in Watercolor” in 1982, organized by The National Art Gallery. Deeply influenced by Post-Impressionist artists like Van Gogh and Renoir, Shih Wen uses watercolors, oils and acrylics on his paintings. He believes art is an evolution and there should be no rules in an artist’s expression on canvas.

Artworks

TITLE: Morning Scene, Melaka
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 94cm x 125cm / 37in. x 49in.
YEAR: 2016

TITLE: Old Town, Malacca
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 84cm x 100cm / 33in. x 39in.
YEAR: 2022

TITLE: Petaling Street. KL
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 100cm x 119cm / 39in. x 47in.
YEAR: 2017

TITLE: Joy Of Living
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 152cm x 214cm / 60in x 84in
YEAR: 2017

TITLE: CityScape, KL
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 100cm x 89cm / 39in x 35in
YEAR: 2009

TITLE: Garden
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 113cm x 94cm / 44in x 37in
YEAR: 2018

TITLE: Together
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 80cm x 104cm / 31in x 41in
YEAR: 2020

TITLE: Old Building, KL
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 81cm x 65cm / 32in x 26in
YEAR: 2009

TITLE: Back Lane Malacca
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 76cm x 76cm / 30in x 30in
YEAR: 2009

TITLE: Street Scene Melaka
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 74cm x 92cm / 29in x 36in
YEAR: 2020

TITLE: Light & Shadow
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 74cm x 74cm / 29in x 29in
YEAR: 2016

TITLE: Lovely Evening
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 74cm x 74cm / 29in x 29in
YEAR: 2016

TITLE: Blue Sky
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 74cm x 74cm / 29in x 29in
YEAR: 2016

TITLE: New Year Eve
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 73cm x 92cm / 29in x 36in
YEAR: 2016

TITLE: The Ratten House
MEDIUM: Acrylic on Paper
SIZE: 76cm x 56cm / 30in x 22in
YEAR: 2001

TITLE: Malacca River
MEDIUM: Watercolour on Canvas
SIZE: 70cm x 70cm / 28in x 28in
YEAR: 2005

TITLE: The Church
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 60cm x 71cm / 24in x 28in
YEAR: 2016

TITLE: Morning Sun
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 65cm x 81cm / 26in x  32in
YEAR: 2019

TITLE: Portrait of Petaling Street
MEDIUM: Mixed Media on Rice Paper
SIZE: 68cm x 68cm / 27in x  27in
YEAR: 2005

TITLE: The Blue Iron Door
MEDIUM: Acrylic on Paper
SIZE: 66cm x 66cm / 26in x 26in
YEAR: 2017

TITLE: Malacca River
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 60cm x 71cm / 24in x 28in
YEAR: 2018

TITLE: Back Lane
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 60cm x 71cm / 24in x 28in
YEAR: 2017