The unique racial
and ritual characteristics and lifestyles of the various communities in Malaysia,
together with its western colonial background and influence, have provided an enriched
the fertile platform for the development of this form of painting.
We, in Malaysia have passed through three stages of development in ink painting,
from infancy to early success and now to a higher stage of achievement.
This compilation of works by contemporary ink painters in this site serve as a testimony
of the achievements of the master artists whose works and creations have won recognition
and great admiration from all over the world.
an artist based in Melaka, famous for his delicate drawings of carps. This is his
personal website in MIR. To portray him as a "carp man" is selling him
short. His other creations are equally impressive and much sort after by local and
It was during
the fourth trip to France in 1983 that he
rediscovered the nostalgia he had for Paris. He lived there from 1964 to 1975 as
a student. This trip was that of an old friend paying a long overdue visit. The physical
aspects and atmosphere of the city were not the same as they were during hid student
days. Here are some of the series of YIN & YANG by:TAN TONG