Artist's Gallery

Born in Malaysia in 1976, Chin Thye graduated from the Wanganui School of Design in New Zealand, majoring in Computer Graphic Design. Since graduation, Chin Thye has been working in the graphic and multimedia design industries.

Question & Answer

What was the thinking behind your artwork?

Malaysia’s 50 years of independence is the result of years of refined and instilled cultural unification between the three major races in the country – Malay, Chinese and Indian. The harmonized merger between these races signifies 50 years of “golden” achievements to me. Taking such golden achievements into account, I created a series of work that reflects this concept. To bring harmony into this series, I translated the word “gold” into major languages and experimented on the position of each word, so that they merge together in harmonized form.

What does your city mean to you?


Who are the three biggest influences in your work?

Engtay ( Born and raised in Malaysia, he works with the concept of family and the Malaysian culture. Andy Warhol, for his passion. “Art is something you feel,” as he said. And David Carson. His design theory has influenced me a lot.

Name other emerging artists you think should get more attention.

Hyperthesis, for they are really talented designers..

Which city would you most like to visit and why?

Tokyo. There are so many interesting things to explore.

If you could do any job, what would you choose?

To be a chef, for it requires passion and creativity, like art and design.

What's your favourite restaurant, and why?

Madam Kwan’s. Delicious, but expensive.

Where do you go to get the best view of your city?

Walking in the old side of the city near the Central Market.

What's your favourite shop, and why?

Amcorp Mall Sunday Market. I like old goodies.


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