PINKGUY Gallery hosted Asian contemporary sculptor Ch’ng Huck Theng’s bronze work for the second time entitled ‘Relationship’ in 2016. The exhibition was probably the first of its kind in Malaysia where there was only one artwork on display, in fact it was kept in an exclusive handcrafted blue wooden box specially designed to keep the bronze sculpture. It kept the guests wondering and doubting if there was any ongoing exhibition as there were no signs of sculptures being displayed like the previous one.
The official unveiling of the sculpture was hosted by none other than the Director General of National Visual Art Gallery Malaysia, Dato’ Dr Mohamed Najib Ahmad Dawa. The gallery managed to secure ten pieces from a limited edition of seventeen for its collectors. Exhibition curator Winson Loh was very pleased with Ch’ng’s work and seven were booked on the night.
Inspired by the fact that an ordinary civillian plane MH17 could just be shot down from the air by a missile even when it was unprovoked, Ch’ng was saddened by the unfortunate incident but he chose to reflect his feelings and emotion by creating the sculpture ‘Relationship’ which captures the essence that reminds people not to take life or relationship for granted as it may be here today and gone tomorrow. The sculpture depicts an old man and a little girl standing on a wreckage looking up to the sky, wondering what they would have done otherwise if time could be reversed.
Living life, loving someone and caring for others only make sense if they are still alive. Regretting after everything has gone is meaningless.