Gyotaku: The Art of Fish Print, Open Studio by Kam Yew Chee
27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pmFree
Gyotaku is a traditional Japanese technique of fish (seafood) printing, practiced in the mid-1800s by fishermen to record their catches. Malaysia based artist, Kam Yew Chee’s objective for this exhibition and open studio is to create awareness and appreciation of the food being served before putting it into their mouth. He feels people tend to neglect the beauty of nature and its occupants, and when eating, the smart-phone’s camera lens has more intimacy with what’s been served than the consumer does.
Kam Yew Chee was originally a scientist and a lecturer who now combines his research and artistic skills, giving birth to an artistic Frankenstein of the two disciplines. Kam’s passion in mixed media art embodies unique techniques of art making. His artworks have been exhibited in the United States, Germany, Thailand and Japan as well as in Malaysia. He currently resides in Kampar, Perak, Malaysia.
Kam will be working on gyotaku prints and exhibiting his work at a temporary studio at Hin Bus Depot, March 27th-29th and April 3rd-5th, 1pm-6pm.