To You I Surrender My Vanity


28 Oct 2017 to 03 Dec 2017


11am-7pm, Wed-Mon


Suma Orientalis, 11, Lorong 11/4F, Seksyen 11, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor


03-7955 7111

The latest solo exhibition by mid-career artist Eng Hwee Chu, 50, entitled To You I Surrender My Vanity is aimed as "an archival exhibition" to celebrate Eng's unique artistic style.

Eng's style has been described as "feminist" while another scholar coined it as "magical realism" but her paintings portray emotions with subjective interpretations rather than actual physical reality.

It has been said that her style "reflects a co-relation with figurative expressionism praised from Germany in the early 1900s".

Her works are collected by noted institutions abroad. 

Eng first made waves in the Malaysian art scene when she won the 1991 Salon Malaysia, 3 Paintings Award organised by National Visual Art Gallery, Malaysia.

In 1994, she won the Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards representing Malaysia to the finals.

The show opens on Nov 11 at 8pm.

There will be talks by Tan Chin Kuan (in Chinese) at 2pm and by Eddin Khoo (in English) at 4pm on Nov 25. There will also be an Archival book launch at 3.30pm on the same day.