Malaysian artist Tang Hong Lee latest works are filled with youthful vigour, an ecstatic expression of nature with a touch of the magical and fantasy. Art editor Nurul Muzamel Rasidi in his review of Tang's recent works called them 'Pop Surrealism'.
Indeed, the dramatic effects of his light-filled paintings resplendent with clouds, fishes and sea turtles achieved a rather surreal effect with quirky humour - small villages pop up and nestled serenely on clouds. In his paintings Tang stretches our imagination, perhaps questioning the possiblity of living amidst clouds or in the ocean ? His enthusiasm for colours has not diminished abeit a more monochromatic preference this time. Large expanse of chromatic blue, green and red skies juxtaposed with dancing clouds speaks of ethereal beauty that makes the viewing experience an exhilarating one.
Tang has successfully explored the notion of happiness throughtout his village series, this one even more exuberant. For Tang, "It is the journey itself which is the most important aspect of painting."