When the moon and stars are aligned, the perfect night is created and in this case, an IMPerfect night of art, wine and friends.
The ‘IMPerfect Creation’ was held in Melbourne’s SpACE@Collins gallery recently featuring award-winning Asian contemporary sculptor Ch’ng Huck Theng’s bronze sculpture creations. Pronounced as “I am perfect”, it was his first solo exhibition in Australia and successfully sold seven out of the 11 pieces on display. The 11 interesting artworks carries its unique story, meaning and philosophy inspired by different people and happenings around the artist.
“IMPerfect 创作”在墨尔本的SpACE @ Collins艺术画廊举行，这是屡获殊荣的亚洲当代雕塑家庄学腾的青铜雕塑作品展览会。这是他在澳大利亚首次个展，名称发音为“我很完美”，并在11件展品中成功卖出其中7件。而全部 11件的趣味艺术作品带有环绕着创作者身边人与事的独特故事，意义和哲学灵感。
The opening night was officiated by Rupert Myer, Chair of the Australian Council of the Arts and was attended by more than 150 people, all who were the artist’s close network of friends.
In Myer’s speech, he said: “This new perspective that Ch’ng introduces is the concept of beauty and ugly – in which beauty cannot be seen if one cannot see ugliness. Chng strikes me as not just a business man, he’s an artist and editor with an inquisitive mind. I know this as he interviewed me for his magazine, Essenze, where he seemed to understand my full story even though the interview was just a short one. Rupert continued by comparing Ch’ng’s concepts and philosophies with Australia’s great including artist Arthur Boyd and Albert Tucker. He is a brilliant and talented man.”
The evening was catered by Humbling Eats, one of Melbourne’s finest caterers for fine cocktails.
“The sculptures show us social behaviour that we encounter daily, or that we ourselves act out consciously or unconsciously. Each piece tells a deep story and are inspired from my own personal experience too,” said Ch’ng.
开幕仪式由澳大利亚艺术委员会主席Rupert Myer主持，逾150人出席参与，显现艺术家丰富绵密的人际网络。揭幕礼贵宾Rupert Myer表示， 庄学腾的作品以新视角解析美丽和丑陋的概念 – 如果一个人看不到丑陋，同样看不见美丽。
墨尔本最佳精品鸡尾酒供应商之一 Humbling Eats 也承担晚会餐饮。
Some of the pieces are more personal to him. “Princess Liberty for example, depicts the time when my daughter went to university in Australia. So she’s riding a horse which also represents the plane, but I named it Princess Liberty because even though she’s away from home and grown up, she’s still daddy’s little princess.”
“I hope that my art will make us look deeper into our own hearts when faced with issues and problems,” said Ch’ng.
It takes Ch’ng almost six months to create one sculpture and the heaviest piece named “Angel of Love”, weighs more than 100kg.
Ch’ng is currently one of the leading artists and sculptors in Malaysia as this year marks the artist’s 22 years in art. His works are collected not only in Malaysia but around the world by respected institutions that include the National Visual Art Gallery Malaysia, Singapore Art Museum, Hong Kong University Museum & Gallery, Shanghai Art Museum and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) in Paris.