Situated along the northeast coast of the island of Borneo,
Sarawak has an area of 48,250 square miles (approximately
the ...
Tan Wei Keng was born on 10 sep 1970 in Marudi of Sarawak in east Malaysia.
He uses media includes Acrylic, Pastels, Penci...
“I travel into the dense
interior and spend time
time with the people of the
interior known as the
Orang Ulu.
I study and ...
PortraitofIbanGirl
Iban man (Lemanak River)
2008
Iban Man with Fighting Cock
TheIban,formerlyknowastheseaDayaks
The Iban, formerly know as
the sea Dayaks, comprise
the largest group of native
people in Sarawak. They are
a sociable and...
The Iban, formerly know as the sea Dayaks
Bisayah Girl
The artist Tan Wei Kheng is specialized
in portraits from the indigenous
communities living in the interior of
Sarawak. Sa...
Iban Man
Man of Penan, 2009
Penan Man Long Akah
Even the other native groups considered the Penans to be
more primitive and element...
The exaggerated false
image of the Penans existed
because they were so
remote from urban
settlements and frequently
their ...
Hunter–BuloEngan
PenanManWithBlowpie(LongAkah)
PenanoldMan-AbunBetelit
Penanboy
Penangirls
Penan hunter
They are the earliest
indigenous race in
Sarawak who persisted
in a nomadic life style,
wandering through the...
Our Jungle, Our
Home (Penan)
After they have
collected
enough food,
they return to
the camp and
stay there till
the food s...
PenanManofLongKevok
PenanManofSungaiAsap
Penanoldchief–SidenJemele
Penanoldchief–SidenJemele
Penan old
chief – Tawi
Sega
Penan Woman With Child (Long Luteng)
PenanWomanwithchild,2009
Hunter–YatAnuh’
Penan woman with Grandchild’s.
Hunter – Beraok
Limun
Penanoldchief–AganPolisiJeluan
Penanman
Henan Art Centre
Art gallery located in Zhengzhou, China
Penan Man
The Gallery Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich
Kenyah Woman from Long Tugan 2008
Kenyah Grandmother's Love
Kenyah Woman with child
Kenyah Grandmother's
Love (waiting)
Kenyah Woman
Kenyah Woman
KenyahWoman(Long
Palai)
KenyahWoman(SugaiAsap)
KenyahWoman2003Pencil
Kayan Girl
KayanWarrior
Jun Brim with her
shirt
UkitWomanwithchild2008
Kelabit Man With
Brass Earrings
Kelabit Man
(Bario)
Kelabit
Pencil on
Paper
Kelabit
Woman
1994
Jungleboy–SuamiLesana
Folk Art Forum
Kuching 2008
Malaysia
Kuala-
Lumpur
Malaysia
Putrajaya waterfront
Text and pictures: Internet
Copyright: All the images belong to their authors
Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş
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It is Tan Wei Kheng’s destiny to draw attention to the beauty and specialty of the people of his country. For him there exists only one medium to do it: the portrait. As self taught artist without any formal training- Tan Wei Kheng studied art only by reading art books-he achieved a level of artistry, comparable with the technique of the old masters that filled people with awe. It is not only the perfectionism of his old master technique connected with the high realistic effect of his paintings which affects the viewer. It is furthermore the expression of the portrayed people which touch us. Tan Wei Kheng is able to catch the character and the soul of the people in his paintings and to bring them to life. A collector of his works said: “You want to walk towards the painting and touch the people, they seem so real."

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  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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 “I am a self taught artist who specializes in portraiture of people from ethnic tribes who live in the interior of Sarawak Malaysia”
  3. 3. “I travel into the dense interior and spend time time with the people of the interior known as the Orang Ulu. I study and photograph them and paint people from theKayan, Kenyah, Penan, Kelabit und Iban communities.” (Tan Wei Kheng, Sarawak Kaleidoscope, 2002)
  4. 4. PortraitofIbanGirl
  5. 5. Iban man (Lemanak River) 2008
  6. 6. Iban Man with Fighting Cock
  7. 7. TheIban,formerlyknowastheseaDayaks
  8. 8. The Iban, formerly know as the sea Dayaks, comprise the largest group of native people in Sarawak. They are a sociable and gregarious people, and the longhouse- their communal home-reflect this quality in its inhabitants. Their longhouses are dotted along rivers and streams, which play an important part in their lives.
  9. 9. The Iban, formerly know as the sea Dayaks
  10. 10. Bisayah Girl
  11. 11. The artist Tan Wei Kheng is specialized in portraits from the indigenous communities living in the interior of Sarawak. Sarawak is situated along the northeast coast of the island Borneo and is beside Sabah, the second state which belongs to Malaysia. The large expanse of rainforest in Sarawak’s interior is crisscrossed by many winding rivers, which are often the only way to the places where the natural tribes are living. Tan Wei Kheng had his first contact with the natural tribes from the interior in his early childhood when he lived in Marudi, which was visited by them from time to time. He developed his fascination for these people, because they were so completely different in the way they looked. Some of them were tattooed on arms, hands and feet or had elongated ear lobes sometimes stretched down to the shoulders or had completely shaved eye-browns. He started very early to make his first drawings and drafts of them. Since that time, he has traveled into the deep of the dense interior to photograph the people in their natural surrounding and to make portraits of them.
  12. 12. Iban Man
  13. 13. Man of Penan, 2009 Penan Man Long Akah Even the other native groups considered the Penans to be more primitive and elemental than themselves. The Penans, the Rain Forest, Those who lived and hunted there had a deeper, more intimate knowledge of the forest, and for the Penan, it was home.
  14. 14. The exaggerated false image of the Penans existed because they were so remote from urban settlements and frequently their only contact world outside of the primary jungle was through bartering with the Kayans and Kenyahs.
  15. 15. Hunter–BuloEngan
  16. 16. PenanManWithBlowpie(LongAkah) PenanoldMan-AbunBetelit
  17. 17. Penanboy
  18. 18. Penangirls
  19. 19. Penan hunter They are the earliest indigenous race in Sarawak who persisted in a nomadic life style, wandering through the primary jungle in search of wild game, edible plants and fruit. A traditional nomadic Penan community usually comprises about 50 people. A base camp is first set up. The Penans then move into the jungle.
  20. 20. Our Jungle, Our Home (Penan) After they have collected enough food, they return to the camp and stay there till the food supply is depleted. They then move on to another site. All the Penans had to do was to go hunting, bring back the food, eat the food and then move on.
  21. 21. PenanManofLongKevok PenanManofSungaiAsap
  22. 22. Penanoldchief–SidenJemele
  23. 23. Penanoldchief–SidenJemele
  24. 24. Penan old chief – Tawi Sega
  25. 25. Penan Woman With Child (Long Luteng)
  26. 26. PenanWomanwithchild,2009 Hunter–YatAnuh’
  27. 27. Penan woman with Grandchild’s.
  28. 28. Hunter – Beraok Limun Penanoldchief–AganPolisiJeluan
  29. 29. Penanman
  30. 30. Henan Art Centre Art gallery located in Zhengzhou, China Penan Man
  31. 31. The Gallery Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich Kenyah Woman from Long Tugan 2008
  32. 32. Kenyah Grandmother's Love
  33. 33. Kenyah Woman with child
  34. 34. Kenyah Grandmother's Love (waiting)
  35. 35. Kenyah Woman
  36. 36. Kenyah Woman
  37. 37. KenyahWoman(Long Palai)
  38. 38. KenyahWoman(SugaiAsap)
  39. 39. KenyahWoman2003Pencil
  40. 40. Kayan Girl
  41. 41. KayanWarrior
  42. 42. Jun Brim with her shirt UkitWomanwithchild2008
  43. 43. Kelabit Man With Brass Earrings
  44. 44. Kelabit Man (Bario) Kelabit Pencil on Paper
  45. 45. Kelabit Woman 1994
  46. 46. Jungleboy–SuamiLesana
  47. 47. Folk Art Forum Kuching 2008
  48. 48. Malaysia Kuala- Lumpur
  49. 49. Malaysia Putrajaya waterfront
  50. 50. Text and pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Song for Everyone - L. Shankar - Zakir Hussain - Trilok Gurtu - Jan Garbarek

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