For Liew Mei Toong, 2023 has been a balancing act. As the Malaysian visual artist returns to Galerie Stephanie, “Balance: A Year in Reflection” returns inwards as it revisits the past year.
This much is revealed in her artistic expressions, which we find now articulated with greater degrees of symmetry and contrast. For Mei Toong, repetition provides a form of art therapy, offering an outlet for her uninhibited subconscious, free of overthinking. And with each brushstroke and crayon mark, she pours out total abandon, just as she has and continues to let both painful and beautiful memories course through her and shape her.