Lee Wei Kong is a promising young artist and a graduate of the LASALLE College of the Arts. What is not immediately evident when you look at his paintings is that Wei Kong is a road accident survivor.
In his youth, Wei Kong was a rising star in the Rugby fraternity. He was the Captain of a Rugby team and represented Singapore in international tournaments. He took art as an “O” level subject and was slated to also take art as an “A” level subject. In January 2005, when Wei Kong was only 17, he met with a devastating road accident which resulted in him not being able to eat, talk and walk. He could not express himself. The only way he could express himself was through art. Little by little, day by day, Wei Kong trained himself to express himself better though art.
His miraculous recovery is attributed to family support and extensive rehabilitation. Miraculously, Wei Kong’s passion for Art had not diminished. After the accident, he continued to paint under the tutelage of renowned artists. His initial pieces portrayed the angst, loneliness and depression of a downcast spirit. As he grew in faith and confidence, his art evolved to depict the trials and triumphs of life through his spiritual reflections.
Wei Kong has held exhibitions on numerous occasions. In February 2007, he held a solo exhibition at as his alma mater, ACS (I), and at the close of the one week event, he sold his entire art collection which was on display.
The exhibition “Reminisce” displays 30 pieces of his most recent works.
Venue: Goshen Art Gallery, 7 Fraser Street, #01-04, DUO Galleria, Singapore 189356
When: 23 Mar - 7 Apr 2019, 11am - 6pm