Kok Yew Puah (1947-1999)
KOK YEW PUAH (B. Selangor, 1947-1999) JIRIKI, 1970 Silkscreen on paper
Kok Yew Puah (B. Selangor, Malaysia, 1947-1999) Temple Figures, 1997
Kok Yew Puah Biography
Kok Yew Puah studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. He obtained a Diploma in Painting and Master Diploma in Printmaking. He was recognised as an accomplished and innovative printmaker shortly after returning from his studies and created works of abstract art in hard-edged and silk-screen print techniques, before moving on to other realistic works that quickly made him known as the documenter of the changing environment in Malaysia. Among the awards he had won are the Philip Morris Malaysia Art Awards (2nd Prize), Honourable Mention at the 1997 Philip Morris Malaysia Art Awards. Throughout his career, he held solo exhibitions in Australia and Malaysia.