| Lyna Mohamad |
THE very first one-man exhibition by young artist, Adrian Chu, hosted by Mabohai Shopping Complex last Sunday proved to be a success.
Adrian impressed guests and visitors with his showcase of work – ranging from still life, landscape and to abstract portraits.
The exhibition, which was entitled “I Am Adrian”, featured 24 of his artwork, such as ‘Sakuras in Bloom’, ‘Reflections’, ‘Of Picnics and Blue Skies’, ‘I am Strong’, ‘Sunset by the Bay’ and ‘The Heart’.
Out of 24 art pieces, only 10 were for sale. Some were snapped up by interested buyers a few minutes after the opening of the exhibition. By the end of the day, all 10 of his paintings were sold.
The aim of the exhibition was to highlight Adrian overcoming his autism and his ability to manifest his identity through his artwork. His paintings expressed the different aspects of his personality, kind heart, inner strength, cheerful nature as well as his reflective spirit.
The exhibition was also aimed at encouraging other young special artists not to be afraid to showcase their talents.
Part of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam, who showed their support for the young artist by having their students and parents visit the event.
Also in support of the event was Neo Classic Music School, who did a special one-hour showcase of classical and contemporary music, performing “All I Ask Of You” from the Phantom of the Opera, a number of Michael Jackson hits, classical songs and Malay songs.
The young artist’s mother, Madame Sally, expressed her delight to see her son being given the opportunity to showcase his talent and passion for art at the Mabohai Shopping Complex.
She also extended her thanks to the management of the complex for their support.
Meanwhile, the Manager of Mabohai Shopping Complex, Ms Yee-Man Cheng, said the management was delighted to host this event in order to highlight Adrian’s talent.
It is hoped that such events would encourage Adrian to follow his artistic ambitions and realise his full potential, she said. “We would like to acknowledge Adrian’s parents, Sally and Wai Ming, for their enthusiasm and support, and active participation in this event.’’