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

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

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

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

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

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

TITLE: Good News
MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: 142cm x 155cm / 56” x 61”
YEAR: 2013

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

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

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

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