Visions of Southeast Asia

Saturday March 6, 2010


Laguna Beach, Calif.--Wendt Gallery's new exhibition, “Visions of Southeast Asia”, consists of a historic collection of Southeast Asian art and major contemporary artists Ming Jing titled respectively. “ Reading ” and “Red Wine”. The Chinese born artist found early inspiration in the work of Pablo Picasso, particularly his African-influenced period. Among his accolades, National Art Museum of China in Beijing has showcased his paintings. In Baoding China he is the supervising Professor of Art at the Institute of Hebei University, and is also a trustee of the China Oil Painting Society. Wendt Galleries New York, Los Angeles, Singapore and Vienna will all feature his work.


Famed Indonesian artist Pier Ernest Kohll’s 1922 painting, “Lady Waiting” (29” X 22”, oil on canvas), will also be included in the exhibit which features a total of 15 artists, spanning 160 years.  Southeast Asian contemporary art works by Emil Van Konignen, C.L. Dake, Cao Tali, and Awiki will be on display.


Among portrait artists of note, Siew Hock Meng is considered one of Asia ’s most significant. Over 30 years after he began production of his early work, he is among Asia ’s most prominent figurative artists, whose celebrated portraiture has captured some of the region’s most important and influential personages. His 1996 painting, “Gaudily Dressed”” (26” x 22”, oil on canvas), is one of his finest works to date, evident in his deliberate use of color and brushstroke, creating an expressive mood with the subject who is being dressed almost as decoration for a ritual.


The Wendt Gallery survey is an important introduction of Southeast Asian art to the U.S. market. The survey hopes to ignite the interest in this market of art and artists, as it grows at an excitedly exponential pace.


Wendt Gallery is a fine art gallery whose purpose is to consult and build important collections of Art around the world. By spotlighting key works by particular artists, the gallery hopes to bring particular focus to this steadily gaining facet of the international art market, for the advancement of the artistic enjoyment and most up-to-date investment viability for art patrons and collectors. For more information, please call (877) 936-3838 or email [email protected]

When: March 6, 2010 at 5 p.m. Where: Wendt Gallery Laguna Beach -1550 South Coast Highway , Laguna Beach , CA 92651 Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, and great art will all be served!



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