Liew Kwai Fei
Malaysian, born 1979
Selected exhibitions
2017
Richard Koh Fine Art at Art Stage Singapore 2017,
Richard Koh Fine Art
2015
Malaysian Art, A New Perspective,
Richard Koh Fine Art
2012
Selected Works by Liew Kwai Fei & Raymond Yap,
Valentine Willie Fine Art

Though Liew Kwai Fei studied traditional ink painting at the Malaysia Art Institute, he feels an affinity with western modernism, and turns to artists like Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, and Mark Rothko for inspiration in producing his abstract and rhythmic works. Liew has made conceptual process-based and performative pieces in a variety of media including installation and drawing, though he is recognized best for his paintings. His practice is known for the specific sets of instructions, which he calls algorithms, by which he produces his “doing-oriented” pieces; among these protocols, he has one for producing ink drawings, and another for producing monochromatic paintings.