Savant Art @ MaTiC – Artworks of Prodigious Savant
An exhibition by 17 year-old Yeak Ping Lian – a person with autism who has won over many enthusiasts and art collectors worldwide with his unique style of bold strokes and cheerful colours. This solo exhibition features a collection of artworks produced by Ping Lian since age 12. His works reveal detailed architectural drawings of buildings, intricate landscapes, animals and flowers, all bursting with life.
In September 2009, Ping Lian won the Merit Award at the Asia Para Art Tokyo for his drawing of the Kek Lok Si temple in Penang. In his latest work, Ping Lian’s depiction of the Petronas Twin Towers in ink and colour captures the essence of the city with his fine detailed lines.
Among Ping Lian’s other artworks of Malaysia which are showcased in this exhibition include the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Masjid Jamek Kuala Lumpur, Khoo Clan House and the A Famosa.
To date, Ping Lian has exhibited in New York City, Japan, Sydney, Brisbane, London and Germany.
“Prodigious Savant” is a high threshold term reserved for savants whose abilities are considered phenomenal and labeled “genius” if seen in non-disabled persons. Savant syndrome is a remarkable condition where individuals display exceptional abilities despite disorder like autism or developmental retardation.
The Savant Art exhibition by Ping Lian augurs well for the Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism (MCAT) campaign, which aims to establish Malaysia as a hub for contemporary art.
Visit Ping Lian’s website at www.pinglian.com