Director's Foreword

After two arduous years of the Covid pandemic, our rhythms of life have inevitably been slowed down. We begin to appreciate our existence and surroundings with a more meaningful perspective. Amidst the lockdowns, many have begin to ponder the barrenness of a previous busy life.

As our lives begin to reboot in 2022, there will be plenty of mirth, new ambitions and fresh new perspectives. At the same time, there is also a section of artistic minds who love to admire art and the hidden meanings within to inspire on what’s next in life.

Art inspires the soul and awakens us to new possibilities by allowing us to transcend our ordinary experiences and limitations. Inspiration then propels us from apathy to possibility, and transforms the way we perceive our own capabilities. Inspiration may sometimes be overlooked because of its elusive nature.

The best way to recapture one’s inspiration would be to visit our art exhibition, “FOREVER is NOW”. QING Gallery, Kuala Lumpur’s newest art gallery at Desa Parkcity, seeks to bring fresh excitement to the city’s art space, and to provide a wonderfully invigorating yet paradoxical image of life after the pandemic.

In essence, art has always been the way of expressing emotions in a non-generic way. However, a technique is no good until admirers are able to view and interpret it.  Our art exhibition aims in bringing out that hidden essence and emotion to the attention of those who admire and comprehend it.

Similarly, art has always been a source of meaningful discussions and scouting for both personal and social fulfilment. It works as a catalyst that sifts facts from assumptions and when blended with imagination, fresh meanings could then be created.

For this inaugural show, QING’s is proud to collaborate with London-based celebrity artist JACKY TSAI. Inspired by his own personal yet tumultuous experiences with Eastern and Western cultures, Tsai provides various modern contemporary twists while using ancient artisan materials and techniques such as traditional Chinese lacquer carving, Su Xiu embroidery, porcelain, vinyl and cloisonné. With this, Tsai has completely pushed through the visual boundaries in the manifestation of aesthetics to the mind. To accentuate this further, we will also be introducing Augmented Reality (AR) for the first time, which will provide our patrons with the exclusive sensations of seeing “arts coming to life” at our show.

Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it arrives, promising us the future while denying us the now. The greatest obstacle to living is thus expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and ignores today. Our exhibition seeks to appreciate the art of life in a way that may change one’s vision and perspective towards the world after the pandemic. 

Finally, I also wish to extend my gratitude to the lenders who have graciously parted with works for this momentous exhibition. On behalf of the team, I am delighted and grateful to be able to present to you “Forever is Now” and look forward to welcome you at our show.


Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Wen Guo QING, Patrick