Text by Bruno Duparc

Soh Boon Kiong,
a major artist at the pinnacle of his art.
By Bruno Duparc, Director of Alliance Française de Sri Lanka

Acting as a discreet bridge between the French and Malaysian cultures, Soh Boon Kiong keeps enchanting us. Like the greatest vintage of the finest wines, his lovely works are ever more pleasing as years go by while remaining profound and balanced.

For Boon Kiong never ceases to explore and play with contrasts – soft or bold at times, always luminous and kind.

What remains fascinating in Boon Kiong’s work is the softness of his pieces and the “otherworlds” they portray. The contemplative journey he invites us to embark upon is reminiscent of mindfulness meditation, as his paintings melt deep into our souls…