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Charles Cham


Charles Cham is a contemporary oil painter who was born at Malacca, Malaysia. He started painting at the age of five, after he was inspired by a movie he saw. He is a member of the Association des Artistes Indépendants in Aix-en-Provence. In 1993, he set up his studio at Malacca, which he named The Orangutan House. He also does acrylic paintings and mixed media paintings.

Philosophy and Works:

The paintings of Charles Cham are based on the philosophy of Yin and Yang that is the duality of life and the attraction of opposites. He feels that everything has a dual aspect, that which may or may not be visible. He firmly believes that, “drawing is thinking and painting is feeling”. There is no fixed top- bottom direction in his paintings; they can be hung in any direction. They are actually two paintings in a single canvas, sometimes

placed side-by-side and at times intertwined.  The subjects of his paintings include life, love, figurative, fantasy, mythology, political, satire, mask, music and others. His use of colors is very bright and bold. Charles Cham has participated in many solo as well as group exhibitions in France, Switzerland, Portugal, Bali, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Malaysia. His paintings are also in private collections in more than 40 countries. Some of his well-known oil paintings are 1759 Dreaming Head, 1767 Big Heads, 1754 A Dozen Crosses, 1570 The Japanese Room, 1580 The Lantern, 1150 Green Monster and 1079 Sunny Street among many others.                                           

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