At The Launch of “A Thousand Words” feat. C.K. Koh

A Thousand Words Poster

The series of exhibitions featuring Magic Bird Publishing books began with Malaysian artist C.K. Koh, whose illustrations are influenced by manga, pop culture and Western fairy tales. C.K. has illustrated two picture books which feature his signature box-head characters.

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Sue Yian Quek, founder of Magic Bird Publishing, at a book signing during the opening reception!

C.K. Koh studied in the UK and is currently senior lecturer at the One Academy, Malaysia’s award-winning college of art and design. He has exhibited widely across Southeast Asia. Becoming a father led C.K. to take his “search for hidden hope amongst the monstrous, grotesque and ugliness of our imperfect world” into the world of children’s books, and to the creation of Box Boy and his quests for answers.

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C.K. Koh pictured here explaining how Box Boy came to life 🙂

A really well received reception where a few prints were sold on that evening and where one customer requested for the frames to be white 🙂

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Nice black frames that matched our wall lights!

Pictured above from left to right:
1. Sunshine Smile, 2015, Digital Print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper, 76 x 52 cm

2. Humpback Splash!, 2015, Digital Print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper, 76 x 52 cm

3. You Are My Dream, 2015, Digital Print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper, 61 x 61 cm

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Where customers quench their thirst at SPRMRKT, we found these cute elephants doing something quite similar 🙂

This was one of the pieces where a customer requested the frames in white and it worked just as well as the black frames!

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Great spotlights on these 3 prints!

Pictured above from left to right:
1. His Nose Began To Grow, 2015, Digital Print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper, 76 x 52 cm

2. Liar Cloud?, 2015, Digital Print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper, 76 x 52 cm

3. I’ve Got No Nose!, 2015, Digital Print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper, 61 x 61 cm

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Kamiliah, assistant to Stephanie Tham of Galerie Steph, describing the details of the artwork while showing one of Ck Koh’s illustrated books to one of our guests!

It was a relaxing reception which brought out wonderment with some of the guests who were working in the vicinity and just wanted to get away from the typically stressful environment of the CBD.

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IMG_8321People came, mingled and ate. We sold 50 over books that evening!!

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Some of these books are still on sale till mid August!

For more enquiries on the artist and the availability of his works, please reach out to Galerie Steph or contact us at contactus@sprmrkt.com.sg

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