The Michael Aaron Gallagher Collection includes works by artists from more than 20 countries around the globe, including eight oil paintings on linen paper by Malaysian painter Shiueh Lih, whose whimsical series of figurative portraits of a young girl recently caught Michael’s eye.
Self-taught, Shiueh Lih began painting with gouache paints around 2013, but eventually made the transition to oil paints, which she says “brought me forward against my own boundaries with many unspoken childhood stories.”
The vibrant colors and juxtaposition of imagery adds to the mysterious meaning behind the paintings. It is as if each piece is an illustration from a children’s book that has yet to be written.
“My inspirations are from all walks of life, songs, other artists and many imaginary stories,” she said. “I hope people can see I try to capture the beauty even in the most mundane things. Above all, I hope my art could generate insight, curiosity both old and new to all viewers.”
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