Gan Chin Lee gained a diploma in Illustration from The One Academy of Communication Design in the late nineties, but continued his studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He holds a Masters Degree from this esteemed institution. Gan’s works in this exhibition are realistic portrayals of everyday Malaysian life, and, the artist says he was influenced by art practices of Antonio Lopez Garcia and in restoring the experience of the first person perspective.
Gan Chin Lee (b. 1977) is painter based in Kuala Lumpur. In 2008 he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing China and in 1998 he received a diploma in Illustration from the One Academy of Communication Design. He has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions in Malaysia, China and Taiwan and most recently shown work in Tempo, The Gallery Star Hill, Art Triangle: The Gray Zone Project, National Art Gallery, The Energy Trap, Valentine Willie Fine Art at Annexe Gallery all in Kuala Lumpur and the 14th Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition, Tai Chung City, Taiwan. In 2010 he was a finalist for the Starhill Gallery Visual Art Award (VAA) and in 2009 received the Malaysian Emerging Artist Award.