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Tan Wei Kheng, The Painter Of Souls

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Contemporary artist
Tan Wei Keng was born on 10 sep 1970 in Marudi of Sarawak in east Malaysia.
He uses media includes Acrylic, Pastels, Pencil, Oil and Watercolor. He travels into the dense interior of Sarawak in east Malaysia where he spends his time studying, photographing and painting people from the tribes of the Orang Ulu ( People of the Interior) such as the Kayan, Kenyah, Penan, Kelabit and Iban
Situated along the northeast coast of the island of Borneo, Sarawak has an area of 48,250 square miles (approximately the size of peninsula Malaysia) and shares a common border on the south-west with Indonesian Borneo. The population of Sarawak is just over one million and this comprised of the various races of various cultures and religions in the country; the Iban, Bidayuhs, Chinese, Malays, Melanaus, Kayans, Kenyahs, Bisayas, Kelabits, Muruts and the Penans.
The large expanse of rainforest in Sarawak’s interior is criss-crossed by many winding rivers. To travel form the interior to visit the other tribes who inhabit the lower plains, it is necessary of negotiate the rapid, in the interior of Sarawak the river and the longboat provide the alternative means of transport.



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