Calligrapher – Mr Loke Keng Wah

Renowned Malaysian calligrapher, Mr Loke Keng Wah, also known as Loke Lei, was born in 1929. He graduated from National Taiwan Normal University, and has been the principal of Chung Hwa High School Port Dickson for over twenty years. Mr Loke specialized in the groundwork of Chinese ink painting, calligraphy, and classic literature. Especially his artwork in 1962, an ink painting entitled “Force”, a combination of Chinese and Western styles on a horizontal banner, represented Malaysia and was selected to participate in the Federation of British Artist Exhibition, thus earning international fame. He currently holds the position as advisor of the Negeri Sembilan Art Society. Besides, he is also a member of the Malaysian Chinese Culture Society, the Malaysian Calligraphy Society, as well as the Malaysian International Modern Calligraphy and Painting Association.

Mr Loke always proactively promotes the development of arts and culture, often donating his artworks for charity purposes, as well as doing his best for the Chinese society in Malaysia. Besides being a Good Samaritan, he also hopes that more people would approach and appreciate arts. Even though he is 90 years old, Mr Loke still maintains a strong physique thanks to calligraphy. Writing calligraphy requires the utmost focus and attention, concentrating all thoughts on each stroke, in order for one to achieve serenity and tranquillity. A healthy practice, calligraphy therapy is.

Text: Daniel Lim & Pua Hui Wen

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Producer : Mok Yii Chek
Cinematographer : Amelia Lim / Evon Pang
Video Editor : Amelia Lim
Music : Piao Lang from Felt Music


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