Steeped in the heritage of fine art appreciation, a well-curated showcase by some of Malaysia’s most lauded artists can be found at The St. Regis Langkawi. A trio of three artists: Jack Ting, Kevin Loo and Ch’ng Kiah Kiean was collectively commissioned to create a series of artistic pieces for The St. Regis Langkawi. Allow our St. Regis team to show you around the lobby where the vibrant, abstract artworks are displayed. These artful touches enhance the impressive entrance saturated in blue lights, wispy mists and huge ferns.
Respected for his expressions of bold abstract strokes on canvas, Kevin Loo was commissioned to express his creative prowess embodying the spirit of expressionism and a sense of free-spirited revelry via a series of emotionally charged works in the resort’s public domain. The adventurous artist pays abstract homage to the vivacious nature of Malaysians and celebrates the their colourful cultural diversity.
The creative duo of Jack Ting and Ch’ng Kiah Kiean focuses on the modest simplicity and unhurried nature of island life. Vibrant use of colours and texturing of surfaces on canvases add powerful depth to the depiction of life in this quaint fishing town. Their artworks also showcase the everyday lives of Langkawians – from fishermen casting their nets into the Andaman, to vivid backdrops of traditional attap housing and overwater kelongs, to the isle’s flora and fauna.
The talented artists’ originality arose from the smallest of details – a window pane, a hole in the wall, a stone masonry or any architectural feature, with lines that emerge and collide with the fluidity of watercolours, to create pieces that praise the architectural beauty of Langkawi.
Over at the St. Regis Bar, another venerable artform much cherished in Malaysia and Indonesia takes pride of place. Mounted on the granite wall behind the distinguished bar is a larger-than-life, hand-carved wooden mural depicting the Beringin or Banyan Tree. Admire the intricate etchings of the tree bark, trunks and leaves which evoke a sense of calm and serenity; resonating The St. Regis Langkawi’s coveted address in its superior location known as Pantai Beringin. Hailed as a life-giving tree, the Beringin tree also stands tall as the Porte Corche’s main centerpiece, its solid presence a discreet albeit significant symbol of power.