LOK KERK HWANG 骆克璜｜1973
Malaysian artist Lok Kerk Hwang features “time” and “life” in his watercolour paintings. He illustrates traces of time on objects : rusted metals and bicycles, and decayed timbers. He applies photo shooting skills, for example, “close-up” view, light and reflection to highlight effects of time on daily objects. These skills also create a utopian atmosphere to let viewers to imagine a calm and peaceful moment in another series” Reflection”. Viewers see not only reminiscence, but also a life moment of negligible objects. They may be vanished by time, but they keep a special existence in Lok Kerk Hwang’s paintings.
Lok Kere Hwang born in 1973, is an award-winning watercolor artist who has won 20+ Awards in many prestigious competitions over the past 20 years. His latest achievements include winning 2nd Place Award in Society Watercolor Artists International Juried Watermedia Exhibition (2017), Texas, USA, 2nd Prize Award in The Lake-Blue Heaven Qingdao International Spring Art Salon, Qingdao, China (2017), The Jane Peterson Memorial Award in The Allied Artists of America, Inc. 104th &103rd Annual Juried Exhibition (2017 & 2016), The Combined Cash Award #2 in National Watercolor Society (USA) 95th Annual International Exhibition (2015), 3rd Place Award in Watercolor, Missouri International Annual Open Exhibition (2015), 2nd Place Award in 37th WAS-H International Exhibition, The Watercolor Art Society – Houston, USA (2014).
His painting was on the cover of leading European Watercolour Magazines “The Art of Watercolour” 16th Issue September 2014 with a 6-page article & 4-page Featured Article on 26th Issue, March 2017. He is included in Russian/English bilingual book “24 Master of Watercolor: From East to West” published in Saint Petersburg, 2015