Born 1965 in Kuala Lumpur, Ng Foo Cheong’s art acts as a metaphor for the persistent cultural significance of ancient civilizations throughout the ages, and continuing in the contemporary world. Over centuries of both destruction and development, war and political transformations great civilizations spread power throughout the world, leaving a complex and fascinating legacy of not only military and social advances, but cultural evolution. It is through this window – that of art and architecture, music and literature – that Cheong’s art examines the past. In his “Dynasty Series”, he creates intricately abstract works with a truly eastern aesthetic.
Contrasting a contemporary, expressionistic use of media with ornamental details and colors that evoke the magnificence of a tremendous empire, Cheong engenders a unique dialogue between the art of past and present cultures. Cheong received his degree in Fine Arts, and has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout Malaysia. His art has also been displayed in shows in London, Stockholm, Brussels, New York, West Indies, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore & Australia.