ArtMalaysia Art Tourism Fair (AATF 2014)

Debora Teo

I have been creating art occasionally throughout my life but it was not until the beginning of  2010, having ample time in my hands that i started creating art on a full-time basis. I am a self-taught artist, having no formal education in art. I paint solely by passion and for the love for art. Occasionally, dream inspired. Expressing myself in my artwork is as important as it is for me to breath. Expressing myself through art enables me to reach deep down into my true essential self and share that state of interconnectedness and "entanglement". When an idea becomes compulsion, I express it. I believe that Art  is an essential requirement of living.
 
Born in 1973, a Malaysian, born and raised in Brunei Darussalam, i lived in Miri, Sarawak for most of my adult life. I am currently residing in Kuala Lumpur. I have two beautiful children.
 
Having no formal education in art and as a self-taught artist, I construct images of thoughts. Using a personal pictorial language, I analyze relationships, describe dreams, observe personalities and my surroundings. My exhibits present the refreshing, perhaps enlightening memories of my childhood, my surroundings and people. Some of my artworks also depict my love for sculptures, figurines with cultural elements and art seen on my travels.
 
I paint mainly in acrylic on canvas. Figurative expressionism are just some of the styles
you will uncover when you delve into my artwork.
 
I also illustrate and I am listed in 100+ Malaysian Illustrators website.
I am a member of Penang Art Society.
 
Exhibitions:
 
Solo:
  • 2010. 'Art From The Heart' solo exhibition, Jadyn Art Gallery. Brunei Darussalam
  • 2011. 'Artworks by Debora Teo' solo exhibition. Jadyn Art Gallery, Brunei Darussalam.
 
Selected Group:
  • 2013. 6x6 Artgeng exhibition. Matic, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Jan 1-25.
  • 2013, Mar 7-10. International Women's Day Art Exhibition organised by ArtMalaysia, Galeri Seni Lukis. Kuala Lumpur
  • 2013, May 10-22. International Women's Art Exhibition. Island Gallery, Georgetown, Penang.
  • 2013, May 23-26. Art Basel, Hong Kong. A participant in COMA (Compedium of Malaysian Art) a project lead by contemporary Malaysian artist, Ivan Lam under WeiLing Gallery Kuala Lumpur.
  • 2013, 22th Aug- 4th Sept. Penang State Art Gallery. Dewan Sri Pinang. Penang Art Society's 60th Anniversary Exhibition and Auction. Georgetown, Penang
  • 2013, 20-25 Sept. 1001 Malaysian Artists & Sculptors Charity Art Exhibition. ArtMalaysia, Dunia Seni Lukis Sdn Bhd. Kuala Lumpur.
  • 2013, 18-22 Sept. Art Malaysia art tourism fair. Viva Home shopping mall.
 
Bibliography:
  •  Artist showcases 'Art from the Heart' Article from Borneo Bulletin. By Hanni ABD. Published on Monday Aug, 30 2010. Page 8, Homepage.
  • Buthra Home Concept Magazine, Brunei. 'Geisha' painting, 2012 sept issue.
  • Penang Art Society 60th Anniversary Celebration 2013. Page 138.
  • Pink Ribbon Wellness (L) Foundation, 28 Sept 2013. A contributor in raising funds to support all aspects of breast care and cancer for a charitable foundation.Contribution: My painting titled "Nights in Red Satin" fetched rm4000.00 in an open auction. All monies donated to the cause.